Children who lost their free and reduced-price school meals can now receive funds to spend on food at home through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program.
Potential STEAM Dual Credit Families ZOOM MeetingAs STEAM Academy plans for the fall semester, all sophomore and junior parents are invited to a ZOOM meeting about potential dual credit options available to your student. An email went out with information on how to access the ZOOM and log in.If you did not receive an email with information on how to access and log on to the ZOOM please contact Mr. Flores at firstname.lastname@example.orgOn May 21, we will host 2 distinct ZOOM meetings for students and families who may potentially be enrolling in Dual Credit Courses during the Fall 2020 Semester. It is extremely important that someone from your family attend the meeting that pertains to your student as there will be pertinent information that will be shared.6:00 pm - Students NEW to dual credit coursework (not previously enrolled in a BCTC or UK course)*Note that not all juniors and seniors will qualify for Dual Credit classes. Minimum qualifications to be enrolled in any Dual Credit classes are:
If those qualifications are not met by your student, you will not need to attend the meeting. Your student will be given a 5-block schedule on the 6th Street Campus.7:15 pm - Returning Students to Dual Credit coursework (have enrolled in past dual credit courses)Returning BCTC students will have the option to continue in Hybrid online BCTC Courses or opt into UK Dual Credit Courses. Hybrid courses will meet one day each week with face-to-face instruction with a professor, and will be taught online for the second instructional day.Log in when it's time for you to meet.
- 2.5 unweighted GPA
- Successful completion of English 3, Geometry, and Chemistry.
- Excellent behavior and attendance
Technology Helpdesk for Families
The technology department is setting up a temporary call in helpdesk for families.
Parents who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number, 381-4410.
Support is available Monday - Friday from 8AM to 8PM
Chromebook IssuesFor any issues with your student's Chromebook, in regards to it not functioning please complete a technology support ticket at:Ms. Rosen will then reach out to the student via email to let them know next steps.
Accessing Canvas, Email, etc.As a reminder students can access Canvas, email, etc. from any web-based device. They do not have to do this from a Chromebook.If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Leadership Lexington Youth Program
Current Sophomores. the Lexington Leadership Youth Program Applications are due Thursday, April 30th.
The Leadership Lexington Youth Program will motivate students to think seriously about the role they would like to play and the difference they can make in the Lexington community. Participants will interact with each other and community leaders, discuss issues, careers, business and post-secondary institutions. Day sessions focus on topics including the arts, government and public safety, higher education, health and human services, and more.
ELIGIBILITY: This unique opportunity is for 11th grade students enrolled in Fayette County Schools (private, parochial, Montessori, home school and public). Students must apply during their Sophomore year, making them Juniors for the program year (2020-2021). Students must have a 3.0 Unweighted GPA in order to participate in the program.
PLEASE CONTACT MS. MOORE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!!!
CHARTER TO OFFER FREE ACCESS TO SPECTRUM BROADBAND & WI-FI FOR 60-DAYS FOR NEW K-12 AND COLLEGE STUDENT HOUSEHOLDS AND MORE
Stamford, CT. – March 13, 2020 – In the coming weeks, many Americans will be affected either directly or indirectly by COVID-19 and Charter is focused on serving and supporting our 29 million customers. Americans rely on high speed broadband in nearly every aspect of their lives and Charter is committed to ensuring our customers maintain reliable access to the online resources and information they want and need. To ease the strain in this challenging time, beginning Monday, March 16, Charter commits to the following for 60 days:
- Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
- Charter will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.
- For eligible low-income households without school-aged children, Charter continues to offer Spectrum Internet Assist, a low-cost broadband program delivering speeds of 30 Mbps
- Charter will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across our footprint for public use
- Spectrum does not have data caps or hidden fees.
As the country works collaboratively to contain this pandemic, broadband internet access will be increasingly essential to ensuring that people across the country are able to learn and work remotely, that businesses can continue to serve customers, and that Americans stay connected and engaged with family and friends.
Charter’s advanced communications network will ensure our more than 29 million customers – including government offices, first responders, health care facilities, and businesses – across 41 states maintain the connectivity they rely on. The network is built to sustain maximum capacity during peak usage which is typically in the evenings, so a surge during the day would be well within the network’s capabilities to manage. Charter will continue to closely monitor this dynamic situation, and is well-prepared to continue delivering reliable connectivity. Charter has extensive business and workforce continuity plans in place that will be adjusted as needed to best serve all our customers and employees.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR) is a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 29 million customers in 41 states through its Spectrum brand. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet, TV, Mobile and Voice.
For small and medium-sized companies, Spectrum Business delivers the same suite of broadband products and services coupled with special features and applications to enhance productivity, while for larger businesses and government entities, Spectrum Enterprise provides highly customized, fiber-based solutions. Spectrum Reach delivers tailored advertising and production for the modern media landscape. The company also distributes award-winning news coverage, sports and high-quality original programming to its customers through Spectrum Networks and Spectrum Originals. More information about Charter can be found at corporate.charter.com.
Permanent home in the works
Extensive renovations are underway on the former Imani Baptist Church at 1555 Georgetown Rd., which the Fayette County Board of Education voted in December 2017 to purchase as a permanent home for STEAM Academy. The school board receives monthly updates on the progress. The district expects about 600 students from the STEAM Academy and some 80 in the unrelated and 2018-launched Success Academy to move into the building, tentatively in January 2021.
Next Level at BCTC & UK
STEAM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics is the broad umbrella for how the curriculum in this Innovation Zone program is organized. Students tackle high school concepts at very high levels, all through the lens of authentic, problem-based learning. For more information or to schedule a tour, please call (859) 381-3033.
Canvas Parent AppPlease see the link below for how you download the app and create your account as well as how your student creates an observer code for you. Before you can complete/observe your student, your student will need to create the observer code from their Canvas account and share it with you. If you have any questions or any issues in creating your account/having your student create/share their observer code, please contact Ashley Rosen, School Technology Coordinator.