Award Year: 2015

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass

400 Lafayette Parkway
Lexington, KY, 40503-1218

(859) 381-3332

Ms. Martha Elizabeth Randolph, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Fayette County

School Website

Mission

Provide a solid academic and artistic foundation for students especially talented or interested in the arts, allowing them to develop to their fullest potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 79%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 6%
  • Two or more races: 7%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
African inspired dance choreographed by internationally renowned dancer, Darryl Thomas

African inspired dance choreographed by internationally renowned dancer, Darryl Thomas

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts at Bluegrass (SCAPA) is a gifted and talented school in Lexington, Kentucky, serving the entire Lexington communityAfter 29 years, it is known for exceptional dramatic and musical performances, visual art exhibits, literary arts readings, and dance concerts; academic accomplishments and test scores; as well as its award-winning speech team. Home to 277 fourth through eighth grade students, SCAPA identifies giftedness in one of nine arts areas: ballet, band, contemporary dance, literary arts, drama, piano, strings, visual art, and vocal music. Students audition in one of these areas for admittance into the school, where demonstration of their artistic abilities is the sole determining entrance factor.

SCAPA's purpose is clear and well known throughout the community. SCAPA assists all students in learning to their greatest potential, both academically and artistically. Focused and intentional arts and academic instruction, coupled with arts-academic integration fosters successful student engagement leading to concept understanding and material retention, and ultimately to student learning. Students acquire discipline from studying and perfecting an art and it carries over into the academic classrooms. Working and performing in the arts helps the students reach their full potential academically, emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally.

SCAPA has been fortunate to receive several national and state awards. Some of the most prestigious ones include: 2015 C-SPAN National Student Cam Video Contest Winner, 2012 National Grand Prize Lexus Eco Challenge Winner, and 2011 Governor's Education Award in the Arts. SCAPA is proud to be a top school in Kentucky.