Carter G. Woodson Academy
1813 Charleston Drive •
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (859) 381-3933 • Fax: (859) 381-3372
School website: www.cgwacademy.fcps.net
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.
Open house: 6 p.m. Oct. 13
"To educate, motivate and activate the potential for excellence that lies within every male"
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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