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Student Handbook 2015-2016

2015-2016 Handbook (pdf document)
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About Legacy High School

Legacy High School is a new high school in Bismarck, ND. It opened in August 2015. In 2017, Legacy High School will have its first graduating class. Legacy Sabers school colors are Vegas gold, white, and black. Construction continues on the outdoor fields. For more information on construction visit the link below.

Facts about Legacy High School:
Bond Approval: Sept. 18, 2012, by 85% of voters
Building Cost: $55.5 million
Building Size: 289,000 sq feet on about 65 acres
The last public senior high to open in Bismarck was Century High School in 1975.

Features: energy efficient and tech-ready with natural light and safety features throughout the school.

Personalized Flex Schedule: the flex mod schedule allows students to learn in large groups and smaller learning labs.

1.1 Learning Environment: all students use Chromebooks to access online texts, Google and Moodle coursework, online calendars, and other resources; fewer textbooks and lockers.

Classrooms: many rooms have garage-like doors that can be opened to create larger spaces for project work, multi-class lectures, etc. With the exception of lab classes, few teachers have their own classrooms. They move around the school during the day with a rolling lectern, computer, and other teaching materials to facilitate flexible scheduling and accelerate 21st century learning. Teachers have a workroom with a desk and locker.

Labs: lab courses have large hallway windows like the Career Academy so passersby cab see hands-on learning taking place and interest students in taking lab classes.

Presentation Stairs: there are 2 large staircases which double as extra seating; people can sit on the stairs and watch a student or adult give a presentation to provide additional learning space.

Work Stations: each floor has a glassed-in station for students/staff to work in small groups similar to businesses where employees are visible and available when working in groups, as needed, to complete a project.

Saber Learning Centers: content learning areas are staffed throughout the day to assist students with school work and homework.

Furniture: movable furniture can create lecture settings or collaborative spaces in classrooms and public areas; limited cupboards and casework.

Commons: this area is called the Marketplace and seats 494 people for breakfast, lunch, off periods, or non-school related activities. It's located near the main gym and Career Center above the library. Flexible furniture will create learning spaces when not in use for food services. There are a variety of table types/sizes for people to congregate and interact.

Library: known as the Learning Commons, the library is located below the Marketplace for student/staff convenience. It hosts a Makerspace where students can create and tinker using new and more traditional technologies. Materials, including E-books and other electronic resources, are available in the Learning Commons and can be dispersed throughout LHS where students are working.

Career Center: counseling and school counseling staff will be housed in this open student-friendly area. Students can look up information online about scholarships, colleges, careers, etc. and have direct access to counselors in the Career Center throughout their day.

Food Service: the kitchen is known as the Saber-Toothed Grill, students enter through the middle doors, grab a beverage and choose a food station, then exit through 2 side doors for efficient traffic flow at mealtime. Lunch is an open cafeteria style. Students grab their lunch during their personalized scheduled free time.

Phy. Ed & Athletic Spaces: The Haussler Gym has 3 courts and 1,750 seats (similar to CHS Olson Gym is 1,500). There is north and south bleacher seating with a 4-lane running track above that can hold 270 for P.E. or community use. The school store, known as Claw Corner, concessions and trophy case are located outside the main gym. The auxiliary gym has 2 courts and seats 750 (smaller CHS gym is 500). Both gyms, weight room, treadmills, etc. are used for P.E. with a focus on youth fitness.

Fine Arts & Performance Spaces: the first dedicated orchestra room in the school district is at LHS. There are also band and choir rooms with small soundproof practice areas. Auditorium seats 600 (similar to CHS 420); the orchestra pit can be covered to create additional floor seating (50). Behind the Auditorium stage are dressing rooms and a prep area for building sets. There's a smaller black box Theatre adjacent to the auditorium to hold one act plays and other events.

Outdoor Facilities: the outdoor courtyard area is for student/visitor use, as is the school district/community field complex, which includes football and soccer fields, an 8-lane track (2016), baseball and softball fields (later), grandstands, and a concessions area. Each sport has 2 fields; 1 turf and 1 natural.

Construction Update

Construction Update (link)

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