Excellence Rules at Fayette County Public Schools

From Perfect ACT Scores to College Scholarships, FCPS Students Enjoy Success

By Emmanuel Caulk, Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent.

Across the United States, only one tenth of one percent of 2017 high school graduates scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

Here in Fayette County Public Schools, 8 of the 2,585 members of the Class of 2017 earned a perfect score – roughly 2.5 times the national rate!

Collectively, the 2017 senior class earned $90.8 million in scholarship offers and students were accepted to 415 colleges and universities in six countries across four continents, including all 10 of America’s best colleges as rated by U.S. News and World Report, such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT.

Not only does Fayette County offer high-quality neighborhood schools, we also provide top-notch programs that give all students a chance to discover their individual talents. Magnet, gifted and talented and specialty programs are open to students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Offerings include pre-engineering, creative and performing arts, information technology and an all-boys college prep academy. In our Spanish Immersion Program, students spend half a day learning in English and the other half in Spanish. In the Math, Science and Technology Center, students conduct graduate level research under the direction of professors at the University of Kentucky.

FCPS is poised to become one of the few school districts in the nation to have a K-12 International Baccalaureate campus. And in 2018, the new Biomedical Sciences Program at Frederick Douglass High will be part of the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way program.

Whether your child wants to be an ambassador or an artist, a scientist or a singer, an engineer or an entrepreneur, we have advanced programs that will help them achieve their dreams.

Consider this:

– About a third of the seniors from SCAPA at Lafayette participated in the Governor’s School for the Arts. Three did both GSA and the Governor’s Scholar Program!

– The graduates from the Liberal Arts Academy at Henry Clay completed an average of 12 A.P. courses each, which yielded 15 national A.P. Scholars and 22 A.P. Scholars with Distinction.

– 100% of the 33 members of the Spanish Immersion Program Class of 2017 at Bryan Station earned the FCPS Seal of Biliteracy and passed the A.P. Spanish Language and Culture Exam.

– The graduates of the Math, Science and Technology Center at Paul Laurence Dunbar included 16 National Merit Finalists, 7 Presidential Scholar Candidates and 2 International Science and Engineering Fair Participants.

– All of the International Baccalaureate candidates from Tates Creek earned scholarships, and more than a third of those were full-tuition or full-ride awards.

Apply now to be a part of the excellence in FCPS!