Notification: Applicants will get word in mid-February that they are either accepted, wait-listed, or declined.
- Feb. 16–17: high school offers
- Feb. 18: middles school offers
- Feb. 19: elementary offers
If your family does not hear anything by the end of February, please email the special programs staff.
About our magnet schools
Our magnet schools foster higher achievement, encourage creativity, open the door to other cultures, and provide an array of educational choices that focus on the specific needs, interests, and abilities of Fayette County students. Students accepted to magnet programs leave their regular schools in order to study in the specialty area of their choice: Biomedical sciences (Frederick Douglass High School); International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Tates Creek High School); traditional programs (LTMS); individually prescribed education (Dixie); Spanish immersion (Maxwell and Bryan Station middle and high); and science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM Academy and Rise STEM Academy for Girls).
For more information, please visit the webpages or call the program coordinator or principal:
Dixie Magnet Elementary; Meribeth Gaines, (859) 381-3116
Maxwell Spanish Immersion Elementary; Robert Crawford, (859) 381-3516
Rise STEM Academy for Girls; Jennifer Jacobs, (859) 381-4720
Lexington Traditional Magnet School; Larry Caudill, (859) 381-3192
Biomedical Science Pathway at Frederick Douglass High School; Jennifer O'Brien or Johanna Rosevear, (859) 381-3780
International Baccalaureate Diploma Program at Tates Creek High School; John Hatfield, (859) 381-3620
Spanish Immersion at Bryan Station middle and high schools; Laura Roche Youngworth, (859) 381-4749
STEAM Academy; Tina Stevenson, (859) 381-3033
Look for the program that interests you!
Online application | The window typically is Aug. 15 to Oct. 7 for the following school year. It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.
Resources: FCPS policies and procedures
FCPS reserves the right to make changes to application and entrance requirements for all programs offered throughout the district.
Web tip: The URL shortcut to this page is fcps.net/magnet
special programs manager
For inquiries about the application or other specifics, please contact the school directly.
Frederick Douglass High School, 381-3780
Tates Creek High School: 381-3623
Lexington Traditional Magnet, 381-3192
Dixie Elementary, 381-3116
Maxwell Elementary, 381-3516
Rise STEM Academy for Girls, 381-4720
Spanish Immersion at Bryan Station middle, 381-3288, and high school, 381-3308
STEAM Academy, 381-3033