Magnet Schools & Programs
Our magnet schools and programs foster higher achievement, encourage creativity, open the door to other cultures, and provide an array of educational choices that focus on the specific needs, interests, and abilities of Fayette County students. Students accepted to magnet programs leave their regular schools in order to study in the specialty area of their choice: Biomedical sciences (Frederick Douglass High School); International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Tates Creek High School); traditional programs (LTMS); individually prescribed education (Dixie); Spanish immersion (Maxwell and Bryan Station middle and high); science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM Academy and Rise STEM Academy for Girls); and curriculum taught through the lens of African-American history and culture (the Carter G. Woodson academies).
For more information, please visit the specific webpage or call the program director or principal:
Options in FCPS:
Videos: Look for the program that interests you!
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/magnet
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.
Notification: All applicants are either accepted, wait-listed, or declined. If your family did not receive word, please email the special programs staff.
FCPS reserves the right to make changes to application and entrance requirements for all programs offered throughout the district.
Resources: FCPS policies and procedures
special programs manager