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New Building Renovation Reveal Date Set! Tuesday, February 19th from 6:30PM-8PM at 1555 Georgetown Road
Interested in becoming a STEAM student?
Application Window Open for Fall 2019-2020:
Closes October 8th
Learn more about the STEAM program by clicking on the video below, looking at the Specialized Academic Programs link or by contacting STEAM Academy at (859) 381-3033
Consideration will also be given to incoming 10th, 11th, and 12thgraders.
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.
Canvas Parent App-NOW WORKING!Parents and Guardians: the Canvas Parent App is now working. Please 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 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Level at STEAM Academy
The Next Level at STEAM Academy highlights the partnership of FCPS and BCTC with students who are taking college courses daily on the BCTC/UK campus. STEAM juniors and seniors are attending classes every day just like any other college student. They are truly college students while still in high school. They have the potential, by the time they graduate, to earn up to approximately 40 hours of college credit. Click on the image below to view our video!
Don Jacobs Scholarship for Graduating Seniors
Since its inception in 1971, the Don Jacobs Organization has proudly served the Lexington community through philanthropy and community engagement. To further these efforts, we’re pleased to offer the Don Jacobs Organization Scholarship for high school seniors. A special $1,000 scholarship is open to graduating seniors from one of these special academic programs in Fayette County: Carter G. Woodson Academy, Opportunity Middle College, STEAM Academy,
These seniors must be committed to attending higher education or vocational institutions in Kentucky during the 2019-2020 school year. All majors are encouraged to apply. One senior from one of the aforementioned schools will be awarded. Applications must be submitted by March 31st. For more information, contact Ashley Wilson at email@example.com.
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Hello STEAM Academy Students and Families,
We were recently informed that our district plans to offer the ACT state assessment to both sophomores and juniors this spring for FREE! This is great news for our students as this is the primary exam we use for entrance criteria into our dual credit BCTC courses. The exam date is set for Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 and the test will begin promptly at 7:45am at our 123 E. Sixth St campus. You do not need to do anything to register for this exam as the district has taken care of this process already. Also, if your child qualifies for any accommodations, those will be given at the school as well. On this date, students will need to bring two #2 pencils and a graphing calculator (if they have a personal one). Calculators will be provided for students who do not have their own. Please note no food or drinks are allowed in the exam rooms.
Qualifying BCTC Entrance Scores: In order to qualify for the initial dual credit courses students must score a minimum of an 18 on the English ACT subsection AND a minimum of a 20 on the Reading ACT subsection. In addition to these scores, students must have an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of a 2.5 or higher and have successfully completed Geometry, Chemistry, and English 3 here at STEAM.
Free ACT Practice: If your child would like to work on practice tests before the ACT please visit https://academy.act.org/ and create a free student account.
If your child would like to sign up for another ACT exam on their own this spring, please visit www.actstudent.org to complete the registration process for one of the Saturday national test dates here in town. If you have any questions about this exam please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are very excited about this great opportunity for our sophomores and juniors this year!
Engineers Day, or E-Day: Saturday, February 23, 2019
A celebration of everything engineering has to offer and is perfect for school-aged children (K-12), especially those interested in learning more about the things engineers and computer scientists do. From building bridges to discovering new medications to writing the software that powers our cell phones, engineers and computer scientists do the things that make our 21st-century world work. Approximately 125 demonstrations, exhibits and contests hosted by UK Students and Departments, government organizations and industry, will be featured. E-Day is Saturday, February 23, 2019 and is completely FREE!
ANNOUNCING THE 2019 KET YOUNG WRITERS CONTEST!
Do you have a story to tell? We want to hear it!
Each year, KET Education hosts a writing contest for emerging young authors across the commonwealth and beyond. We invite students in Kindergarten through third grade to submit illustrated stories, students in fourth and fifth grades to submit short stories, and students in sixth through eighth grades to submit poetry. Winners are selected at each grade level and prizes awarded.
New! This year, we are inviting students in ninth through twelfth grades to submit their poetry! Overall high school winners will be selected and prizes awarded.
The deadline to enter April 15, 2019. Check out the official rules, updated scoring rubrics, and past winners. You will find the online entry form below. Winners will be announced no later than May 30th, 2019. We can’t wait to read your pieces!
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Governor's School for Entrepreneurs
The 2019 GSE application is now LIVE! Click the button below to learn more and to access the application. The application will close on January 20th, 2019.
Opening our doors to the first group of teen Entrepreneurs in 2013, our mission is to bring teens from across the state into a three-week residential program, immerse them in a creative space and arm them with the tools needed to unleash their innate entrepreneurial spirits for the betterment of Kentucky. During the program, motivated teams of high school students develop a business model, design a prototype, and pitch their startup to a large audience and panel of judges. This culminating event is known to us as Demo Day. At GSE, teens learn about the opportunities, benefits and pitfalls of taking a business concept from the idea phase to pitching it to potential investors
Kentucky Engineer Cabinet Civil Engineering Scholarship
Continuing one of the commonwealth’s most attractive higher education opportunities, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2018-19 school year for prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees. Interested students must apply by the Feb. 1, 2019 deadline to be considered for the unique scholarship that offers recipients job placement.
If you are interested please click on the following link for more information: Scholarship Information
Senior Trip 2019
All seniors are invited to travel to St. Louis for our senior trip March 21 - 24, 2019. Students who plan to attend need to pay a $125 deposit and return the Financial Committment form no later than October 31. Linked below is information and a tentative itinerary for the trip. For any questions, please email Geralyn.Strange@fayette.kyschools.us.
STEAM Academy Permanent Home Announced
The Fayette County School Board has unanimously voted to take action on a permanent home for STEAM Academy. Additional information will be provided as the project moves forward.