Early College Program


Academics should be the first priority of every scholar enrolled at Legacy Early College High School.

Scholars are placed in demanding, rigorous academic courses. Each scholar's program of study will have a strong academic core including mathematics, science, language arts and history. Scholars also develop critical technology skills needed for research, written and oral communication tools, advanced study, and job readiness. South Carolina Academic Achievement Standards are used as a basis to develop curriculum frameworks and learning standards for each academic area.

All science, mathematics, language arts and history courses listed in the LECHS Curriculum Guide are offered to all scholars. A scholar’s program of study may include additional courses not offered at LECHS. Through a dual credit program, specific Greenville Technical College academic programs and courses may be identified as part of an individual scholar’s program of study. These college courses are most often taken in grades 11 and 12 as an alternative to high school-level academic courses at LECHS. Those who meet certain college requirements may begin taking college courses as early as the freshman year.

Eligibility Guidelines for Legacy Early College High School Scholars Taking GTC College Classes

  • LECHS scholars must successfully pass the COMPASS placement test in one or more parts to be eligible to take college classes. SAT scores might also qualify a scholar.
  • LECHS scholars must be proficient (80 or above) in all of their LEC classes and maintain a 3.0.
  • LECHS scholars must be proficient (C or above) in all of their GTC classes.
  • LECHS scholars must show other areas of responsibility. Indicators of responsibility include: initiative, determination, commitment, discipline, attendance, and grades.

Based on the above guidelines, scholars will be encouraged to take classes at Greenville Tech College. It is our sincere desire that all scholars have the opportunity to take college classes during their tenure at LECHS. It is at the discretion of LECHS and Greenville Tech College to limit the number and type of courses allowed.

When scholars are in a Greenville Tech College class, the rules of LECHS and Greenville Tech College apply. This includes the LECHS dress code.

By state law, a student has 5 days to drop a semester class. If a LECHS scholar withdraws from a Greenville Tech College class after the initial drop date, he/she will receive a W, will be required to pay LECHS for the textbook and will lose the opportunity to take college classes for one semester.

If a LECHS scholar earns a “D” in a GTC course, the scholar loses the opportunity to take any GTC courses for at least a semester and must retake the course at his/her own expense, pass the GTC course, and meet the above guidelines.

If a LECHS scholar earns an “F” in a GTC course, the scholar loses the opportunity to take any GTC course for two semesters and must retake the course at his/her own expense, pass the GTC course and meet the above guidelines.









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