SCV Education News
May, 2024 - Issue #230
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Legacy Christian Academy Prepares Students for Success Starting in Kindergarten
Legacy Christian Academy, a K-though-12th school, is well known for helping students build strong character, advanced academic skills and a lifelong relationship with Christ.
The Valencia campus begins developing students for successful futures beginning in Kindergarten - even Legacy's smallest learners benefit from public speaking lessons and speech opportunities; foreign language practice; and advanced STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) programming.
A cornerstone of Legacy's elementary program is small-group rotations in each classroom. Students are partnered with three to five other learners at their level, who then - as a collective - rotate through classroom stations anchored by their credentialed teacher and assistant teacher. This allows for differentiated instruction with an even-smaller teacher:student ratio than the campus's impressive 1:13 proportion overall.
In addition to the two gifted classroom teachers who lead all core subjects, Legacy's experienced, dedicated faculty includes enrichment teachers who are experts in their fields of study, including art, music, Spanish, physical education, computer technology, Bible studies, library science and science.
"What really separates Legacy from other campuses is how we address the development of the whole child," explains Elementary Head of School Stacie Zorichak. "From our classroom greeter program to overnight field trips, weekly Chapel and much more, Legacy cultivates a loving, caring culture where learners feel supported to reach their full potential."
Legacy Christian Academy 257-7377
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Field Trip of the Month
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

Each spring, the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.
Eight miles of trails through the gentle rolling hills, including a paved section for wheelchair access, make the park a wonderful place to hike and explore any season. Get away from the city and relax in the quietude of the countryside, with the birds singing and hawks gliding silently overhead. Benches located along the trails make good places to sit quietly and watch for wildlife, such as meadow larks, lizards and gopher snakes. If you're lucky, you may spot a coyote or bobcat. Numerous burrows around the trails may shelter mice, gophers, kangaroo rats, beetles, scorpions or others.
You can check the PoppyCam live feed, as well as a trail map, via the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve website by logging on.

National Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 to May 10
National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 7

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and LEADS YOU to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'"
Dan Rather

SCVi Charter School Now Accepting
Applications for Fall 2024

SCVi Charter School is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades TK through 12 that prioritizes a positive, supportive and inviting environment where learners can focus on their development.
In addition to academic excellence, SCVi is committed to supporting learners' development of emotional intelligence, life skills and community engagement. Through project-based learning, youth are empowered to embrace their individuality and lay the foundation for a successful future. Facilitators are fully credentialed and devoted to providing learners with the best academic and emotional support through individualized attention.
Enrollment for SCVi is now open for the 2024/2025 school year. Take a tour and fill out an enrollment application to ensure your child will benefit from SCVi's tuition-free project-based learning curriculum.
Visit for more information and click on "schedule a tour" at the top of the page to see upcoming campus tour dates and times.
SCVi Charter School 705-4820

A more Confident Smile, Now for Up to $1,500 Less
Faster, more comfortable and more predictable than braces, Invisalign is the number-one doctor-recommended clear aligner brand - and, right now, you can get the smile of your dreams for a lot less dough. You'll also achieve that dreamy smile faster than you think. While only a doctor can say exactly how long your treatment will take, you could see your new smile in as little as six months - and start seeing changes in just a few weeks. Aren't sure if Invisalign will "work" for your situation? Invisalign is for just about everyone - adults, kids, teens and seniors. And if you need significant adjustment in teeth positioning, Invisalign is for you, too. If you're looking for a renewed sense of confidence in your smile and appearance, you owe it to yourself to consider Invisalign. The best news? Your smile is more affordable than you think. Right now, save up to $1,500 on Invisalign at Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry. See office for details.
Santa Clarita Advanced Dentistry 259-4474

TMU sophomore Kylee Sears stands atop the podium at NAIA swim nationals in Columbus, Georgia, in March.

The Master's University Earns Three National Titles
by Dave Caldwell • photo courtesy of Donny Kent

The Master's University Athletic Department added three more national championships to the trophy case this semester, as indoor track athletes and a swimmer stood atop the NAIA podium. The latest individual national championships bring the school's total to eight over the last two years and 13 in total.
TMU sophomore Kylee Sears won the women's 200-yard freestyle at the NAIA championships in Columbus, Georgia in March, securing TMU's first-ever swim national championship.
In all, 11 different Mustangs swimmers were 2024 All-Americans. The men's team placed seventh overall, with the women's team coming in ninth.
Indoor Track
The Master's University indoor track and field teams walked away with two national championships and 11 All-Americans at the NAIA championships this semester in Brookings, South Dakota.
Junior Hannah Fredericks won the women's 3,000 meters (10:08.21), and she anchored the Mustangs' distance medley relay team (DMR) to a victory and an NAIA Championship record of 11:38.20.
TMU's DMR relay also featured Ellen Palmgren, Juliette Colunga and Suzie Johnson.
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