Henry Clay High School
2100 Fontaine Road •
Lexington, KY 40502
Phone: (859) 381-3423 • Fax: (859) 381-3430
School website: www.henryclay.fcps.net/
School hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Our high school was named in honor of the great Kentuckian and national statesman Henry Clay. The oldest public high school in Lexington, Henry Clay High originally opened on Main Street in 1928. The school moved to its current Fontaine Road facility in 1970 and underwent a complete renovation in 2006.
Home to a richly diverse student population representing more than 50 countries, Henry Clay High offers a comprehensive and challenging curriculum for all students. We are proud to host the district's only Army JROTC program as well as a range of Advanced Placement courses. Student also can join a "career pathway" designed to help them identify their interests and select courses to prepare their transition to adulthood.
What makes our school special
Our Liberal Arts Academy is continuation gifted-and-talented program that challenges its students in all disciplines with:
- Academy seminars
- Academic mentoring
- Independent study
- Foreign language
- Community service
The District Gifted Committee reviews applicants' documentation and offers placements. Note: Eighth-graders in the Middle School Accelerated Program with satisfactory progress automatically join the Liberal Arts Academy and receive "intent to continue" forms in the spring. They need not apply below.
- Academy details | Facilitator: Catherine Jaquith Stephens
- Preview night, for interested eighth-graders and their families: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the school's theater
- 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.
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