Magnet schools

What we do:

Fayette County's magnet schools foster higher achievement, encourage creativity, open the door to other cultures, and provide an array of educational choices that focus on the specific needs, interests, and abilities of students. Students accepted to magnet programs leave their regular schools in order to study in the specialty area of their choice: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Tates Creek High School), traditional programs (LTMS), individually prescribed education (Dixie), and Spanish immersion (Maxwell).

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.

Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is


The IB program is open to all FCPS students who want to challenge themselves with a rigorous international college preparatory program. Ninth and 10th grades offer a pre-IB advanced curriculum, and 11th and 12th grades are the IB Diploma Programme.

LTMS has entrance criteria and accepts students through a lottery draw:

These elementaries accept students via lottery but do not have entrance criteria:

The SIP continues from Maxwell Elementary:


Online application | The window typically is 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 policies and procedures

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.

Gifted and talented programs

In addition to services provided at students' home schools, FCPS offers several G&T programs throughout the district. These include the Elementary Gifted Accelerated Program, Middle School Gifted Accelerated Program, SCAPA at Bluegrass, SCAPA at Lafayette High, Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay, and the Math, Science & Technology Center (MSTC) at Paul Laurence Dunbar High.

About this page

  • For questions: Tammy Lane
  • To report a broken link or other website issues: Tammy Lane
  • Updated: June 22, 2017