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 it 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:


**In order to make up days missed due to weather related closings, beginning April 20th the school day will be lengthened by 30 minutes. Our day will end at 3:05 p.m. This will continue until the end of the school year.


newishOur Chinese class special edition video has been selected for the final round. Yeah! They set 6 days to collect public votes. Please help our Royals win by forwarding link to family & friends. Let's go, CGWA! Let's go, FCPS!


Click on the link above and Vote for Carter G Woodson's Special Edition Chinese Class. Enter your email address and then confirm your vote from the email sent to you by Language In Motion.

The administration, faculty, and scholars are proud to announce and congratulate Mr. Tyrus Sundy for becoming Carter G Woodson's first Governor's Scholar .


The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders.  Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge. 

News from the Student Technology Leadership Program State Competition!stlp logo






Jerome Brown placed 1st in Racing to the Future slot car competition.    
Stan Shelby placed 2nd in Racing to the Future slot car competition. 
Energy Enforcers STLP Showcase (Haiden Hunt, Stan Shelby, NiKerrion McDonald, Jonathan Lott, Thomas Grey-Lewis, and Anthony Wright) received Level 3 recognition.  That means they were one of the top 55 out of 471 projects in the state that completed. 
The RoboElites (Jerome Brown, Zee Overton, Romel Croley, Micah Wood, Kevonte Burnette) may not have placed, BUT they improved their score by 20 points, worked as a team, AND they can now put on their college application, Placed 1st at the regional Robotiic competition and competed in the State STLP Robotic Competition.

Congratulations to Mrs. Trowel and Scholars!


On March 19th - 21st, Carter G. Woodson’s first middle school delegation attended the 2015 Kentucky United Nations Assembly, KUNA, in Louisville, Kentucky. This group was comprised of Caleb Mensah, Blaike Tevis and Jamel Weathers. Each scholar represented our school well. They worked together to write a resolution on the behalf of the African nation of Cote d’Ivoire. They prepared a speech, debated it and defended it well. It was PASSED in the summit! 
Acclamations to Mrs. Shelby for her leadership and supervision during this event. She stated, "I was so proud of their hard work especially since it was new for all of us. (They had never participated in KUNA before and I had never prepared students for this nor had I acted as an advisor before). Thanks to all who supported us in this endeavor!"Caleb Mensah   
As a school, CGWA was named as a Delegation of Excellence and Caleb Mensah received a plaque naming him an Outstanding Ambassador from CGWA.



FullwoodApplause to Mrs. Sonia Fullwood who has been selected to serve on Commissioner Holliday’s Teacher Advisory Council. Certainly it is a credit and benefit to our district and school to have such an outstanding teacher-leader serve in this capacity.
M MuhammadCongratualtions to Scholar Mustapha Muhhamad! Berea College has bestowed upon him the 2015 Carter G. Woodson Legacy Scholar Award.
blue ribbonIn addition to the previous honor, Mr. Muhhamad's innovative music composition was awarded a first place ribbon at the FCPS STLP Fair. This product will move on to the state competition in April. 

FCPS March,2015 Staff Spotlight 

Nominated by TriQuina Nate Roberts, a grateful parent: This staff goes above and beyond to ensure our boys achieve adequate instruction that prepares them for the future. They also communicate well with parents on the progress of our sons so that they do not fall behind! They make themselves available to the students and parents, ensuring we all are unified with reaching the goals set for our scholars. They give of their time and treat our boys with the love and care they need to exceed.

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mirror ballCongratulations to Carter G. Woodson Academy: Winner of the High Attendance Award for September, October, November, December, and January, and


 for FCPS Alternative Academic Programs.

Algebra Placement Packet for Scholars entering high school in August, 2015.

Practice Test


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