• Fayette County Public Schools is committed to building a community “Where Excellence and Creativity Merge.” The Community for Creativity encourages engagement inside the classroom and beyond.

School Pilot Programs

  • Image of student wearing protective gearCommunity for Creativity schools create an ecosystem that embraces a mindset that is student-driven, exploration centered, flexible, and collaborative. Each school uses research-based practices focused on the student transfer of knowledge to creatively solve problems.  Program offerings and initiatives within Community for Creativity schools vary by location and are unique to each campus. This allows school individualization built on the strengths and unique culture of their community, students, and faculty.  Examples of school initiatives include: 

        • Passion projects in a student's interest area with the guidance of faculty and industry mentors
        • Arts Integration and/or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) activities
        • Installation of school collaboration/ performance spaces
        • Exploration of creative careers through career modules and development of student e-portfolios
        • Cross-departmental projects and immersive experiences involving guests from community organizations, higher education, and industry

Community for Creativity schools and their unique campus offerings

  • Students using cameraRising Starr Middle School, established Fall 2018

      • Creative Industries focused on Technology & Engineering
      • Music & Recording
      • Art & Design
      • Film & Television
      • Student-driven Hallpass Entertainment label

    Flat Rock Middle School, established Fall 2019

      • Uses a STEAM framework to connect curriculum and explore careers
      • Food Forest - an active, outdoor learning laboratory in a garden setting
      • Problem and project-based learning
      • Drama program and JumpStart Theatre partnership

    Peeples Elementary School, established Fall 2020

      • Foundational development of skills in storytelling
      • Transformational uses of technology
      • Engineering and design
      • Communication and collaboration