STEAM Academy

123 East Sixth Street • Lexington, KY 40508
Phone: (859) 381-3033 • Fax: (859) 381-3059

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

STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics - is the broad umbrella for how the curriculum in this new "innovation zone" program is organized. Students tackle high school concepts at very high levels, all through the lens of authentic, problem-based learning within the STEAM lens.

There are no entrance requirements, and students are chosen by lottery.

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.

FCPS 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.

Open house: Sept. 29
  • 6 to 7 p.m. at STEAM; for interested eighth-graders and their families



What makes our school special

Students have the opportunity to learn high school skills and concepts within authentic contexts of their choice under the STEAM umbrella. They receive an individualized, problem-based learning experience supported by intense use of technology as a learning tool.

Students also focus on developing critical workplace skills such as collaborating effectively as a team member, creatively solving complex problems, communicating effectively and appropriately, and thinking critically.

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