Carter G. Woodson Academy


Carter G. Woodson Academy's 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."



What's Happening at CGWA
Important ROYAL Announcements!



**All mailed application materials must be postmarked by November 17, 2016**



  • CGWA has been awarded the highest attendance banner for Specialized Academic Programs for the 19th consecutive month.

  • To the following scholars for being selected to attend a four day Rotary Youth Leadership Camp in Jeffersonville, KY... Marcus Bean, Dylan Benton, Quentin Bryson, Jalen Givens, Amirion Joyce, Caleb Mensah, Blaike Tevis, Myles Warfield, and Jamel Weathers.
  • Mrs. Ma and Ms. Thompsons' scholars won the best organization award for 2016 UK Confucius Institute Moon Festival Artwork and Essay Competition. All of the scholars’ artwork will be displayed in KY Chinese American Association’s 2016 Moon festival celebration event. CGWA submitted the most artwork with high quality among all participating schools!
  • 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!