School Announcements

  • World Percussion Ensemble 

    Announcing the creation of the Carter G. Woodson World Percussion Ensemble - A unique musical group dedicated to the principles of Carter G. Woodson Academy through the study of world cultures and music.
    This one-of-a-kind ensemble for middle schools in Lexington gives our scholars experiences in world musical styles, genres, and opportunities to perform and showcase their talents!  Scholars will study and perform music using world percussion, traditional drumline instruments, mallet percussion, and much more! 
    This program is open to students in grades 6-7-8 starting in the fall of 2021.  If your student loves music and wants the challenge of being a member and learning to perform, please reach out to our director Mr. Kelly Diamond at for more information.
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  • Please Review Our April Newsletter

    April 2021 Newsletter

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  • UPCOMING: Daily Schedule for Blended Learning Effective March 22.

    View the Daily Schedule for Blended Learning Effective March 22

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  • Updated Spring 2021 Block Rotation Schedule

    The updated block rotation goes into effect on March 8.
    Please note the Wednesdays in the updated schedule.



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  • CGWA In-Person and Remote Learning Plan Spring 2021

    Please review our plan.

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  • Scholar Wins 1st Place in 2021 MLK essay contest

    Scholar Bryson Lilly won the 2021 Unity Breakfast essay contest, whose theme was “Unity: In an Age of Uncertainty.” The honor came with a prize of $500. 

    The Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s Education Foundation sponsors the annual essay contest, which is open to all Fayette County middle schoolers. Congratulations, Scholar Lilly! We are so proud of our Royal!

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  • CGW Preparatory Academy

    Are you looking for information about the new CGW Preparatory Academy opening for the 2021-22 school year?  Please visit the district's program page for details. 

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  • Digital Citizenship Course Requirement due January 29th

    Scholars - if you did NOT finish your Digital Citizenship online course in Canvas in December, you will need to complete it during C days or free time during the week before January 29th to remain on full internet access.

    Please check your account - Ms. McGrath has emailed you with instructions if you still need to complete the course.  The course instructions are in your Academic Leadership or Advisory Canvas course under Modules. Please follow those instructions carefully to make sure that you get full credit once the lessons are complete. 

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  • Important Information for Start of School - January 2021

    Welcome back, Scholars and Families!  Our first day of virtual instruction will start Thursday, January 7th, 2021. 

    • Scholars - you will be required to sign in with your school email and password when entering Zoom meetings this semester.
    • High School Scholars: You have all new Canvas courses for this semester.  Please go to Courses, then All Courses and star your new courses based on your schedule in IC.
    • Middle School Scholars: Please go to your Quarter 3 schedule in IC and then star the Canvas courses that apply to you for this quarter.  You may be returning to a Quarter 1 Canvas course in some cases.  

    Parents and Families - please review our CGWA In-Person & Remote Learning Plan.  CGWA Admin will have an informational meeting for any parents to review the plan on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm.  Please see your email or IC for more information and the Zoom link.

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  • Scholar James Selected as NaviGo Scholar with Toyota

    Congratulations are in order for Scholar Carter James!  He has been selected as a NaviGo Scholar with Toyota for this year!


    NaviGo College and Career Prep Services’ mission is to equip businesses, parents, and schools to prepare students for post-secondary success and workforce readiness. The Scholars program is a partnership between NaviGo, businesses, and students designed to expose students with an interest in a particular field or business to the actual day in/day out aspects of the business/career field, including necessary education and other prerequisite skills. Students must apply and the participating business makes the final selection. You can learn more about the Scholars program here:


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  • Federal Government Providing Free Meals for All FCPS Students

    The Federal government approved FREE meals for ALL students under 18 so now all 47 meal sites will serve meals to all students in FCPS. Distribution is Mondays & Wednesdays 11 am - 1 pm. Get more info on our NTI 2DL tab.

    UPDATE: 16 more community centers are being added for distribution on September 21, 2020!  Go to our NTI 2DL tab for the updated list!

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  • Grading Policy Update

    Scholars and Families - please visit the Students tab for our updated Grading Policy.  Teachers will be inputting grades weekly in IC.  These grades will correspond to Assignments for each course in your Canvas Calendar. 

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  • COVID-19 dress code

    Please read our Temporary COVID-19 Dress Code Policy, which will be in effect for all scholars when we return to school.  

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