Specialized academic programs


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.


Certain programs, some of which are not considered to be districtwide, offer specialized education within a school or are freestanding sites. See the links below for more details. For questions, contact the program's coordinator or director.

Other opportunities

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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.

Magnet schools

Students accepted into magnet schools can study in the specialty program of their choice. These schools include Dixie Magnet Elementary, Maxwell Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary and Lexington Traditional Magnet School.

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