Carter G. Woodson Academy


Our Vision

“To educate, motivate and activate the potential for excellence that lies within every male.”

Fayette County Public Schools
Mission Statement

"Our mission is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.

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newishPlease note the NEW start time for Carter G. Woodson Academy at Frederick Douglass High School for the 2017-2018 school year will be 8:25 am - 3:15 pm.  Have a great summer SCHOLARS!!!



  • Scholar Zion Wlaker receives the 2017 Distinguished Leader Award from the Lexington Youth Program (read article)
  • Scholar Rhyan Moseley placed 2nd at the State Science Fair.  He is the FIRST CGWA Scholar to place at this level.
  • Lexington beautillion celebrates excellence for young black men (click link)
    (Source:  Lexington Herald-Leader)
  • Congratulations to the following scholars for being accepted into the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Program:
    Jasin Burnam
    Curtis Cannon
    Myles Chenault
    Dalen Cozart
    Zaydan Fergerson
    Victor Rawls
    Eric Taylor
    Trenton Taylor
    Romarion Warner
    Dalyn Wilson
    Noah Woods
  • Scholars Bryson, Cleveland & Posey for being selected to go to China.
  • CGWA has been awarded the highest attendance banner for Specialized Academic Programs for the month of February!
  • Mr. Johnson for being nominated by Scholar Z. Smiley for a FAME award. (Clink link for article)
  • To the following Scholars who participated in the SKILLS USA competition and placed FIRST:

    Justin Washington- Audio/Radio Production
    Zakary Smiley- Broadcast News Production
    Josh Wooldridge- Broadcast News Production
  • Mr. Cherry, Mrs. Trowel & all scholars who participated in the FCPS Science Fair.  Congratulations to the following scholars:

    6th Grade
    Jordan Mehnart
    2nd place in Engineering

    7th Grade
    Taylour Turner and Berkley Parks
    1st Place in Energy and Transportation

    High School
    Dorian Cleveland, Beltran Fransisco, Rhyan Moseley

    **The winners from district and the high school scholars will be moving on to Regionals**
  • Mrs. Fullwoods'...math classes completed 100,000 math problems on IXL during 1st & 2nd Quarters!!
  • Coach Hammons has been selected to be inducted into his high school athletic hall of fame, David Crockett High School.  He will be inducted and honored on February 2nd & 3rd in Jonesborough, TN. Congrats to Coach Hammons!
  • CGWA has been awarded the highest attendance banner for Specialized Academic Programs for the month of March!
  • CGWA ROYAL FIT CLUB has been chosen as a recipient for a $1000 grant! Congratulations Mrs. Trowel and STLP scholars!! Watch news clip HERE!



Dion Banks, Charles Raglan, Andre Morrison, Jermaine Rice, Myles Moseley, Jaiden Dixon,Dalen Cozart,Tre Brown,Trenton Taylor,Darius Neal, Caleb Mensah, Rhyan Moseley, CJ Nicholson, and Curtis Cannon

  • Scholar Jaylen Edmonds participated in the Mr. & Mrs. Essence of Lexington Pageant and was crowned the title of MR. ESSENCE OF LEXINGTON!
  • Scholar Zion Walker for being selected to the Leadership Lexington Youth Program.  (Read article)
  • Mr. McMaine on being named the Outstanding NNELL Teacher of the Year!  (Read "El Mundo Real," the Newsletter for his Spanish class)
  • Mrs. Dunn was named the Central Kentucky Counseling Association Outstanding Secondary School Counselor for 2016.
  • Click here for 2015-2016 AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS!