TUSD Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Legacy Magnet Academy
- February 1, 2019
- Posted by: Cuselleration
- Category: News
The Tustin Unified School District is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for Legacy Magnet Academy at 10 a.m. Wednesday, February 13. The new middle/high school will be located at Tustin Ranch Road and Valencia Avenue in Tustin Legacy.
The school was designed by PJHM Architects and will be built by Balfour Beatty Construction. School construction will begin in February and take about 18 months with a completion date set for summer 2020. 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 is scheduled to open in fall 2020 and, depending on enrollment interest, will serve grades six through nine in its first year. Eventually, the school will accommodate approximately 1,400 students in grades 6-12. The 33-acre campus is bordered by Valencia Avenue, Legacy Road, Moffett Avenue and Tustin Ranch Road
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 the Tustin Legacy development 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 James Laird said. “This new, innovative state-of-the-art school will guide our students to a bright future.”
The public is invited to the ceremony. For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.