Early College High School

Principal's Message


Welcome to the most challenging, customized and progressive small high school in South Carolina!  The Early College High School at Legacy Charter School believes that with a balance of challenge and support, all students will flourish.

Our small classes, individualized and personalized learning experiences, along with academic assistance & acceleration programs enable all students to be successful. We believe every student will attend and graduate from college. The Early College High School allows qualified students to take college courses at Greenville Technical College and receive both high school and college credit (dual credit.)

In a school climate where caring and support, as well as high expectations are the norm, students are able to focus on rigorous academics, master executive skills,  build lasting relationships, and aspire to a future of fitness & wellness. Our commitment is to prepare every student to be college, career and life ready.

Best regards,
Ed Roman, Principal 

About Ed Roman

Ed is a native of Chile and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut where he began his career as teacher and later worked as department head and administrative assistant to the principal. He has taught in Florida and in the Upstate, most recently as 9th Grade Academy Principal at Southside High School in Greenville. He has a BS in Social Studies from Connecticut State University and a Master in Educational Leadership from UNF.  He is currently enrolled in an Ed. S program in Educational Leadership at Furman University. He is married with three children enrolled at Legacy schools and two in college.

LECHS Facts and Highlights

    • ·        Legacy Charter School opened in 2010 on the historic site of Parker High School

      ·        Class of 2014 will be the first graduating class from LECHS

      ·        Mastery Learning with a grade of 80% or better to receive credit for classes

      ·        17 to 1 Student-teacher ratio

      ·        Charter based on health and wellness and opportunities for enrollment in college classes.

      ·        School uniform for all students: White dress shirt and tie and khaki pants.

      ·        2012—2013 school year

      o    20% of upperclassmen enrolled in college classes

      o    61% HSAP first time passage rate

      o    58% EOC passage rate



    • 3 Administration
    • 18 Teachers
    • 5 Support Staff
    • 66% of teachers with Master's Degree 

    Outstanding Features and Programs


    • ·     All teaching and learning directed by TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement

      ·      Dual-credit Partnership with

      Greenville Technical College

      ·      Curriculum collaboration with

       Furman University

      ·      Academic Intervention Plans

      ·      Academic Acceleration/Assistance Program

      ·      Learning Lab

      ·      Student Led Conferences and Individual Graduation Plans

      ·      Senior Project requirement

      ·      Service Hours requirement

      ·      Career Development & Work Based Learning include activities such as:

      o   Career Assessments, Career Day,

      o   Experiential Learning trips and mini-College and Career Fairs

      ·       Lion Ambassadors represent the school at school and community functions.   

      ·       Lions of the Month Executive Skills Program

      ·       Freshman Summer Bridge program 

      ·       Daily Physical Education

      ·       Middle College National Consortium network

      ·       Exemplary Boys’ Varsity Basketball Program

      ·       Extra-curricular activities include:

      o   Beta Club

      o   Spanish Club

      o   Cheerleading

      o   Cross Country

      o   Soccer

      o   Track