STEAM Academy

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • 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.   

    Specialized Academic Programs


     Link to STEAM program information

    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.


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  • CYCLEBAR DanceBlue Fundraiser

    Want to build your endurance for our DanceBlue Mini-Marathon? Come out to Cycle Bar in the Summit on Friday, March 8th, to help raise money for our DanceBlue event! With your $25 donation, you’ll participate in a 50-minute charity ride with all the amenities (shoes, towel, water, etc.). All proceeds go directly to STEAM Academy’s DanceBlue Mini-Marathon. Contact Leslie Valley at for more information

    Date: Friday, March 8, 2019

    Time: 6:00pm

    Location: CycleBar in the Summit (4049 Finn Way, Lexington, KY 40517)

    Cost: $25 cash donation (you can also sign up online)

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  • Dance Blue Mini-Marathon


    We are so excited to announce the first ever STEAM Academy DanceBlue Mini-Marathon! In coordination with UK’s DanceBlue, we will host a no-sit dance marathon to raise money for the UK Pediatric Oncology clinic. Each hour will have a themed activity, and snacks and prizes will be provided!

    All students, family members, and friends are invited to participate! Every participant is required to submit a Dancer Registration form and a Dancer Fee of $20 (although you’re encouraged to raise more!). Registration forms can be picked up from Ms. Sarver at the 6th St. location, from Ms. Valley at the BCTC location, or by emailing Ms. Valley at


    Date: Friday, March 29, 2019

    Time: 5pm-11pm

    Location: 1555 Georgetown Rd.

    Cost: $20 (but you’re encouraged to raise more!)

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  • 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
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  • 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!


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  • act

    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 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 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 We are very excited about this great opportunity for our sophomores and juniors this year! 


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    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

    Submission Form

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  • Graduation Cap and Gown Orders

    All Seniors ordered caps and gowns this week.  Information on payment and how to order additional items is included below

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  • PROM 2019

    Save the date!  The STEAM Academy prom will be held in the Woodford Reserve Room at Kroger Field on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  More info will come in the next few months, but see the links below for Dress Code Guidelines and Guest Form.





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  • 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 

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  • 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.  

    Fayette County Public Schools Press Release

    Lexington Herald Leader Article



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