Girls STEM School
Fayette County Public Schools will launch the new Girls STEM School in 2020-21 -- 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 will first be housed in the former Linlee Elementary at 2420 Spurr Rd., will initially welcome 150 students in grades K-2 and then add a level every year through eighth grade. The 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.
Note: This fall’s application window closes at midnight Feb. 17 (Presidents Day).
The district will use a weighted lottery to ensure that 50 percent of the students accepted are economically disadvantaged girls of color. Offer notifications will go out to families Feb. 21, and they will have a week to respond. Families of incoming kindergarteners not selected for Girls STEM School will need to register as new students at their districted elementary school.
For questions, please email the New & Innovative Programs Office.
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