Lafayette High School

401 Reed Lane • Lexington, KY 40503
Phone: (859) 381-3474 • Fax: (859) 381-3487

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School hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Lafayette High School, which opened in 1939 to replace Picadome High School, was originally built with WPA federal funds. It was named for the Marquis de Lafayette, the French general who gained fame in the Revolutionary War. His family also granted the school permission to use their family coat of arms as its logo. The school building was totally renovated in 1998, and the stadium overhaul was completed in the fall of 2010.

What makes our school special

Lafayette is a strong, academically driven high school. We are home to the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) gifted and talented program as well as the district's pre-engineering program.

SCAPA at Lafayette is designed for students who excel in art, ballet, band, contemporary dance, creative writing, drama, piano, strings and voice. Eligibility requires supporting documentation and an audition in the chosen arts area.

Our pre-engineering program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in such mathematically rigorous and technical fields as engineering, architecture, medicine, computer programming, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The program emphasizes higher-order thinking skills.

How to apply

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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