Carter G. Woodson Academy

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • Temporary COVID Dress Code & Superintendent's Letter and Survey

    Please read our Temporary COVID Dress Code Policy. This policy will be in effect for all scholars when we return to school in the fall.  

    Please read the Superintendent's letter and fill out the survey that was sent to current FCPS parents via email and/or text on July 1.  The district is looking at reopenning the week of August 24 with a new model of on-campus, face-to-face instruction and needs your input about different options for the 2020-21 school year.  Thank you. 

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  • New Scholar & Parent Orientation - June 29, 2020

    Our New Scholar and Parent Orientation will be virtual on Zoom. See the schedule below.  All information for the Orientation can be found at  Please check your emails for the Zoom link with date and times.  Make sure to mute your microphone and video during the meeting. 

    New 6th Grade Families: 6:00 - 6:45 pm

    New 7th - 11th Grade Families: 7:00 - 7:45 pm


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  • Gatorade Player of the Year - Scholar Lewis

    The Gatorade Company is proud to recognize Christian Lewis as the 2019-20 Gatorade Kentucky Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year! In receiving this award, they join a 35-year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons. Congratulations, Scholar Lewis!


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  • IMPORTANT BUS Information for 2020-2021 School Year

    The 2020-2021 school year brings a big change to transportation for Carter G. Woodson Academy.  ALL families that need bus transportation for the 2020 - 2021 school year MUST submit a request on the FCPS Transportation website.

    Once on this sitescroll down to: How do I find my child's bus? Then click on the link that reads: Special Programs Bus Stop Request Form. Fill out the online form (3 steps).

    You must request a bus stop before June 26.

    All transportation requests will be handled through the Transportation Dept.  If you move, you must go to this website to request a new stop.  The CGWA office staff will no longer be able to request transportation changes for our families.

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  • Dean of Students Rosz Akins led the walk-through tour, which stopped by several classrooms.

    Gov. Beshear praises innovation at Carter G. Woodson

    When Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear toured Carter G. Woodson Academy, he commended the all-male school’s creative and innovative approach. “I’m impressed with all the work you’re doing and even more impressed with your students,” he told Rosz Akins, the school’s founder and now dean of students at Woodson. “Watching this grow and what it’s become shows what can happen when you take a good program, a good idea and bring it to life,” Beshear said. “In these classrooms, we have Kentucky’s leaders of the future. Carter G. Woodson shows us that innovation can and should happen in public schools. As a Fayette County graduate, I’m excited to see where we’re going. I hope we can see more schools like this all across Kentucky.” 

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