Carter G. Woodson Academy

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • World Percussion Ensemble 

    Announcing the creation of the Carter G. Woodson World Percussion Ensemble - A unique musical group dedicated to the principles of Carter G. Woodson Academy through the study of world cultures and music.
    This one-of-a-kind ensemble for middle schools in Lexington gives our scholars experiences in world musical styles, genres, and opportunities to perform and showcase their talents!  Scholars will study and perform music using world percussion, traditional drumline instruments, mallet percussion, and much more! 
    This program is open to students in grades 6-7-8 starting in the fall of 2021.  If your student loves music and wants the challenge of being a member and learning to perform, please reach out to our director Mr. Kelly Diamond at for more information.
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  • CGW Preparatory Academy

    Are you looking for information about the new CGW Preparatory Academy opening for the 2021-22 school year?  Please visit the district's program page for details. 

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  • Important Information for Start of School - January 2021

    Welcome back, Scholars and Families!  Our first day of virtual instruction will start Thursday, January 7th, 2021. 

    • Scholars - you will be required to sign in with your school email and password when entering Zoom meetings this semester.
    • High School Scholars: You have all new Canvas courses for this semester.  Please go to Courses, then All Courses and star your new courses based on your schedule in IC.
    • Middle School Scholars: Please go to your Quarter 3 schedule in IC and then star the Canvas courses that apply to you for this quarter.  You may be returning to a Quarter 1 Canvas course in some cases.  

    Parents and Families - please review our CGWA In-Person & Remote Learning Plan.  CGWA Admin will have an informational meeting for any parents to review the plan on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Please see your email or IC for more information and the Zoom link.

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  • Federal Government Providing Free Meals for All FCPS Students

    The Federal government approved FREE meals for ALL students under 18 so now all 47 meal sites will serve meals to all students in FCPS. Distribution is Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am - 1 pm. Get more info on our NTI 2DL tab.

    UPDATE: 16 more community centers are being added for distribution on September 21, 2020!  Go to our NTI 2DL tab for the updated list!

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  • Grading Policy Update

    Scholars and Families - please visit the Students tab for our updated Grading Policy.  Teachers will be inputting grades weekly in IC.  These grades will correspond to Assignments for each course in your Canvas Calendar. 

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