Charter school eyes major expansion


Planning for future expansion, Legacy Traditional School has submitted blueprints and renderings for an 11,060-square-foot building that will include seven classrooms and a gymnasium.

The charter school at 17760 Regent Drive is fulfilling a future project phase shown in another site plan from 2015, according to the project narrative. The plans include 1,950 square feet of porches.

Tucson-based Carhuff + Cuevas Architects submitted the expansion plans to City of Maricopa Development Services Oct. 26.

The school now has four classroom buildings and an administrative building, site plans show.

Legacy this week earned the top honor of an A grade in its annual report card from the Arizona Department of Education.  The K-8 charter school pushed its grade up from a B last year. 

The charter school’s enrollment is maxed out at 1,320 students, except for kindergarten, principal Susie Pries said.

Legacy Traditional School’s mission states that it strives “to provide motivated students with the opportunity to achieve academic excellence in an accelerated, back-to-basics, safe learning environment taught by caring, knowledgeable and highly effective educators in cooperation with supportive, involved parents.”