Carter G. Woodson Academy

1813 Charleston Drive • Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 381-3933 • Fax: (859) 381-3372

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School hours: 7:45 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

The Carter G. Woodson Academy provides an advanced and rigorous curriculum that meets the new common core standards through the lens of African-American history, culture and culturally responsive teaching and learning strategies.

This traditional college preparatory program, which launched in the fall of 2012, serves at-promise males in grades 6-11 who have unlimited potential. (In subsequent years, one grade is added at the high school level.)  All participants will graduate college- and career-ready.

  • Frequently asked questions
  • 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. 
Vision statement:

"To educate, motivate and activate the potential for excellence that lies within every male"

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What makes our school special

  • High expectations for learning and achievement
  • Student-focused academic support
  • Committed staff with a “whatever it takes” mentality to ensure scholars' success
  • "The Power of Stories" with community speakers
  • Individual mentoring
  • College, cultural and abroad field trips
  • Enrichment and hands-on experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • After-school and evening tutoring
  • Optional Saturday programming
  • Partnerships with colleges, universities and community & technical schools
  • Support from community groups and agencies
  • Scholarship opportunities

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