Gifted & Talented Programs

What we do:

Fayette County Public Schools provides services for exceptional children in general intellectual ability, specific academic aptitude (language arts, math, science, social studies), creativity, leadership and visual/performing arts (drama, dance, music, visual arts). The gifted-and-talented selection process requires informal documentation and standardized assessments as appropriate.

How to find us:

Our office is in room 206 of "It's About Kids" Support Services, 701 E. Main St., Lexington KY 40502. The main phone number is (859) 381-4741, and the fax number is (859) 381-4248.

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Brochure highlighting FCPS services

Primary Talent Pool (grades K-3) & formal identification (grades 4-12)

In addition to services provided at students' home schools, FCPS offers several other options throughout the district:


FCPS online application | The window is typically Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

FCPS guidelines


Magnet schools

Students accepted into magnet programs can study in the specialty area of their choice. These include Dixie Magnet Elementary, Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary, Lexington Traditional Magnet School, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Tates Creek High School.

Other specialized programs

Certain programs, some of which are not considered to be districtwide, offer specialized education within a school or freestanding site. These include the Academy of Information Technology (Bryan Station High), StationArts (Bryan Station High), Pre-Engineering (Lafayette High and Leestown Middle), JROTC (Bryan Station High and Henry Clay High), Carter G. Woodson Academy, and STEAM Academy.


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  • Updated: June 22, 2017