About the Academies of Lexington

  • These small learning communities located within Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek high schools offer a different approach to education: one that moves away from the traditional classroom model toward a more hands-on, project-based system built around the needs of today’s world. The academies help prepare all students for life after high school by combining the academic rigor of college preparatory programs with the relevance of career-focused education. By linking academics with real-world careers and hands-on applications, our academies help students see the purpose and value of what they’re learning in the classroom.

    This initiative -- sponsored by Ford Next Generation Learning -- is a partnership among Fayette County Public Schools, educators, students and families, local businesses, industry, and community leaders.



    AOL Airplane   The Academies of Lexington are small learning communities within Fayette County Public High Schools.

    AOL Airplane   They allow students to connect what they’re learning in the classroom with real-world applications.

    AOL Airplane   They provide students with a new kind of educational experience—one that helps them truly thrive in today’s economy.

    AOL Airplane   The Academies of Lexington is a partnership between Fayette County public high schools, students, families, educators, businesses, and community partners.

    AOL Airplane   This initiative is uniting Lexington behind the cause of transforming public education in our city.