Schools around Fayette County include Liberty Elementary School, Southern Middle School and Lafayette High School. The county also features alternative education programs for at-risk youth, such as the Lexington Day Treatment Center. An complete index of schools in Fayette County is available at FCPS.net in the Schools section.
Liberty Elementary School opened officially in 2008 after approval by the Fayette County Board of Education. The school features creative programs such as vocal music, dance, band, orchestra and visual art. Liberty Elementary also offers a Spanish Immersion Program that introduces students to the Spanish language, as of 2015. The school's science program offers a hands-on style of learning based on the scientific method.
Southern Middle School features a comprehensive CollegeBoard program covering both math and language. The program prepares students for advanced placement classes in high school. Southern Middle School also features a student-produced online newspaper. Individual student awards available at Southern Middle School include Student of the Month, Rainbows of Recognition and P.R.I.D.E. Compliment Cards.
Fayette County also features Lafayette High School, which opened in 1939. The school features a School for the Creative and Performing Arts program for gifted students. The program offers activities for students talented in art, creative writing, drama, music and other areas. Lafayette High School also offers a pre-engineering program that prepares students for work in engineering, computer programming, chemistry, architecture and other subjects.