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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

FCPS taking applications for STEAM Academy, set to open in August 2013

Fayette County Public Schools is accepting applications for its new STEAM Academy, slated to open in August 2013.

This program is a partnership for next-generation learning between the school district and the University of Kentucky’s College of Education. It will focus on college and career readiness in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The academy will be housed adjacent to the UK campus, and students can earn college credit while in high school.

All eighth-graders who live in Fayette County are eligible to apply, with admission determined through a random lottery draw; students will be notified in February. The academy will admit a class of 150 freshmen next fall and an additional group each year until the student body reaches 600 total.

Online application – The deadline is Jan. 15. For assistance, please call 859-381-4741.
STEAM Academy brochure

Find out more at one of these informational meetings:

• 6:30 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 11 at Lexington Traditional Magnet School, 350 N. Limestone
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday Dec. 13 at Tates Creek Middle School, 1105 Centre Parkway
• 6:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 10 at “It’s About Kids” Support Services, 701 E. Main St., Conference Room C