Early College High School

Principal's Message

Welcome to the most innovative high school in South Carolina!  Teachers, support staff and administrators at the Early College High School @The Legacy Charter School, believe that with a balance of challenge and support, all students will flourish. 

We help and encourage every student to strive for academic excellence, to refine leadership skills and to nurture lasting relationships while preparing for a lifetime of fitness, wellness and college and career success. Our small class sizes, engaging and personalized learning experiences, virtual learning platforms, complimented with academic assistance, accelerated learning programs and other wraparound services, prepare all our students for success. Success is seeing our students graduate from high school, prepared for college and career, with the skills and attributes to lead a productive, healthy and happy life in the 21st century. Central to our institutional identity is Early College. This program qualifies students that maintain a high GPA (grade point average), exhibit executive skills at all times and do well on required standardized tests to take tuition-free college courses at Greenville Technical College and North Greenville University putting them on their way to personal success. 

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 teaching career and later worked as an administrative assistant to the principal. He taught in Florida before arriving in the Upstate and most recently served as 9th Grade Academy Principal at Southside High School in Greenville. Ed has a BS from Connecticut State University, a Master's in Educational Leadership from UNF, an Ed. S. from Furman University and participated in the Leadership Evolving Vision program at Harvard University in 2014. 

LECHS Facts and Highlights

    • Legacy Charter School opened in 2010 on the historic site of Parker High School
    • Class of 2014 was 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.
    • A relentless focus on developing in our students the 21st century skills and life/career characteristics of the Profile of South Carolina Graduate
    • Alumni coach assigned to facilitate the transition from high school to and through college for all graduates.
    • Legacy is 1 of 17 schools in the nation designated as a national PBS school for School Reporting Labs in STEM.
    • 100% of graduating students have been accepted to 2 and 4-year colleges or universities.
    • During the 2014-2015 school year LCS had a South Carolina school ranking of "average" demonstrating that the school performance met the standards for progress toward the 2020 SC Performance Vision.
    • Also during the 2014-2015 school year, students scored 61.3% End of Course Exams proficiency, 78% of juniors earned National Career Readiness Certificates on ACT Work Keys assessment and 22% of upperclassmen were enrolled in college classes. 


      • 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