FCPS 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.
Info Night: Sept. 15
FCPS will host a districtwide Information Night to spotlight the gifted and talented programs, magnet schools and specialized academic programs. Families can pick up brochures on all the options and then attend three breakout sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept 15 at Henry Clay High School.
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.
Our magnet schools' instructional offerings include traditional programs (LTMS), individually prescribed education (Dixie) and Spanish immersion (Maxwell).
This school has entrance criteria and accepts students through a lottery draw:
These schools accept students via lottery but do not have entrance criteria:
Continuation from Maxwell Elementary:
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is www.fcps.net/magnet
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), International Baccalaureate Diploma (Tates Creek High), JROTC (Bryan Station and Henry Clay), 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 Accelerated Program, Middle School Accelerated Program, SCAPA at Bluegrass, SCAPA at Lafayette High, Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay and the Math, Science & Technology Center at Paul Laurence Dunbar High.