Legacy Magnet Academy


Legacy Magnet Academy

Tustin Unified School District’s Legacy Magnet Academy is opening in August 2020 and will serve grades six through nine in its first year.  Eventually the new middle/high school will accommodate approximately 1,400 students in grades 6-12.  The 33-acre campus is located in the Tustin Legacy development (former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station) and bordered by Valencia Avenue, Legacy Road, Moffett Avenue and Tustin Ranch Road. TUSD and the City of Tustin have formed an agreement that will eventually generate $85 million to construct the school based upon the build out of the Tustin Legacy development.


Legacy Magnet Academy will focus on Technology, Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (TIDE). The key components will include project-based learning, innovative entrepreneurship-focus and design-thinking integration. The school will serve students in Tustin Legacy and will be open to student transfers from within the District and surrounding areas (based on availability and approved applications).

“We are very excited to build and open Legacy Magnet Academy,” TUSD Board President Francine Scinto said. “This new, innovative state-of-the-art school will guide our students to a bright future.”


The Tustin Unified School District broke ground for Legacy Magnet Academy on March 13, 2019. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by TUSD Board of Education members, Tustin City Council members, District and City administrators, Tustin Public Schools Foundation members, county and community leaders, and other guests. The school was designed by PJHM Architects and will be built by Balfour Beatty Construction.


Principal Dr. Principal Jennifer Harrison toured Legacy Magnet Academy in October 2019 and is very excited for this state-of-the-art school and for the future of the students here!