About the School

  • Fayette County Public Schools launched the Rise STEM Academy for Girls in 2020-21 because district leaders are confident that supporting girls in science, technology, engineering, and math in their formative years will build their confidence to more eagerly embrace these career pathways. The magnet school, which is housed in the former Linlee Elementary at 2420 Spurr Rd., initially welcomed up to 150 students in grades K-2 and will add a level every year through eighth grade.

    This program will cultivate an environment where girls are encouraged to indulge their STEM interests through fun, accessible, and interactive project-based learning. Districtwide bus transportation will be available, and after-school programs are in development.


    • The program uses a lottery system and targets economically disadvantaged girls of color.
    • Application 
      The application window for enrollment during the 2022-23 school year is 
      August 15, 2021 - October 7, 2021. 


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    Our mission is to empower girls with a robust education by developing authentic STEM and leadership experiences through inquiry and performance-based learning, ones that bring the classroom into the real world.


    Our vision is to be a collaborative academy community, where young women thrive and are poised and prepared to be global leaders.  Further, our mission is to revolutionize the face of the STEM industry.