The Success Academy Eagle's Nest

Student and Family Edition May 1, 2022

Make sure you scroll down to read the entire newsletter. New information is included.

The mission of this program is to graduate and transition every student with the skills to succeed in the classroom, workforce, and community through a nontraditional; personalized pathway.

Electronic Copies

Students, an electronic copy of the newsletter with active links has been sent to your email.
Now you have the ability to translate this newsletter into other languages. Click the person icon at the bottom right of the page.

Ahora tiene la posibilidad de traducir este boletín a otros idiomas. Haga clic en el icono de persona en la parte inferior derecha de la página.

الآن لديك القدرة على ترجمة هذه النشرة الإخبارية إلى لغات أخرى. انقر فوق رمز الشخص في أسفل يمين الصفحة.

Tani ju keni mundësinë ta përktheni këtë buletin në gjuhë të tjera. Klikoni ikonën e personit në fund të djathtë të faqes.

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Today has been declared Jemon Hayden Day in the city of Lexington, KY.

Happy Birthday Jemon. You are deeply missed. #iamsuccesslex

Horse Painters Needed

Painters needed tomorrow!!! Let’s get our horse done tomorrow so we can send it off for clear coat! See Dr. Hamlin if you would like to assist.

Student Job Fair

Our career fair was very inspiring for the students. Several employers were hiring in the spot. #iamsuccesslex #persistpersevereprogress

Spectrum News 1

Check out our feature on Spectrum News 1

Cash for Credit

Our Cash to Credit Auction is tomorrow at 1:00. Mrs. Quinn will let you know in the morning home much money you have to spend.
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Our Credit for Cash auction was a HUGE Success. Our bankers were busy with back-to-back transactions. #IAmSuccessLex

University of Kentucky Dental Clinic

Harlem Renaissance Spring Fest

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The holy month of Ramadan has begun. Please keep in mind that your observant Muslim students may be fasting. Take a look at this short article for ways you can support those students during this time:

State Testing

Kentucky Summative (KSA) testing window is from May 5 - 25

Scheduled Route Cancellations & Delays

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No route cancellations are planned for the remainder of the year.

School Attendance

Students who are not present in school and who do not log on to Odysseyware will be reported as unexcused absences for everyday they do not participate and may be removed from the program.

Students are expected to attend school, in person, unless they are officially enrolled in our virtual option program.

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Success Academy Creed

A creed is a set of beliefs or aims that guide our actions.


U-Uniting &

C-Collaborating for

C-College and Career Readiness by


S-Students with

S-Skills for Success

Everything we do, everything we stand for should be guided by our desire for all Success Academy students to be college and career ready. As a staff we should be united and work collaboratively to achieve this goal.

May 2022 Graduation

Deadline Extended

This is a reminder that any Success Academy student who wishes to participate in the graduation activities with their home school must have all of their course work completed by May 1, 2022 unless they have requested an extension which will not be granted beyond May 5, 2022. Also students who wish to participate in graduation must attend their home school's graduation practice. Students who do not participate in graduation practice will not walk with their class.

To date, we have had 15 students graduate and many more are expected by the end of our school year which is June 9, 2022.

If students wish to graduate and not participate in any graduation programs they can still graduate this year. Their coursework must be completed no later than 11:59 P.M. on June 8, 2022.

Success Academy will have a graduation celebration on June 2, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. More information will be shared in the coming weeks.

Take care,

Janice Wyatt-Ross,

Program Director

****2021-2022 Graduates****

Graduation Dates have been set! All graduations will be at Rupp Arena!

Friday, May 27, 2022

10:00 AM - Tates Creek High School

2:00 PM - Frederick Douglass High School

6:00 PM - Lafayette High School

Saturday, May 28, 2022

10:00 AM - Henry Clay High School

2:00 PM - Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

6:00 PM - Bryan Station High School

Ending Odysseyware

For the 2022-2023 school year we will be discontinuing our use of Odysseyware. Students who are currently enrolled in Odysseyware courses must complete all courses by June 30, 2022. New students who enroll for the new school year will be enrolled in Edgenuity Courseware. Find out more about Edgunity from their website:

Teachers' Office Hours and Zoom Link

Dr. Ferguson


3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Phone Number: (513) 382-3000


Dr. Ferguson's Zoom Link

ID: 821 1184 1356

Passcode: SAM20

Dr. Hamlin


1 p.m. – 2 p.m.


Mr. Katte

Social Studies

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.


Meeting ID: 707 611 5271

Passcode: 6s1OG9

Ms. McCune


11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Ms. McCune's Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 780 170 9010

Passcode: 906035

Mr. Seals


10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 933 9043 2005
Passcode: Seals

Dr. Wyatt-Ross



Course Completers

April 24 - 30, 2022

Montavious (3 Courses)

Amina (2 Courses)

Gabriel M

Hunter (5 Courses)

Demarius (2 Courses)

Alan M (3 Courses)




Antonio C

Alex M

Andrew C (3 Courses)


Jordan H


Thomas W (3 Courses)


Brandon H

Neekya (2 Courses)

Brandon A




Each course completed = 1/2 credit

Music Sites for Students on Chromebooks

Here are the sites approved through FCPS to stream or download music.

  • YouTube Audio Library - YouTube has almost 2,000 royalty free songs under a wide range of genres to choose from. Go to and choose AUDIO LIBRARY on the left-hand side of the page. Preview your song and download to your computer or Google Drive. Works great on Chromebooks.
  • Bensound - A popular site for all ages and thousands of songs. Account creation is not necessary. Be sure to give attribution to in slide deck or video credits.
  • Soundzabound - FCPS has maintained a license to use royalty free music at for numerous years. Soundzabound is an OIT favorite as it offers various song durations for the same tune.

Morning Arrival

Students may enter the building at 8:45 a.m.

School Hours of Operation

Students will attend school according to the schedule below:

School Hours

9:00 a.m. - 2:50 P.M.

School doors open to students at 8:45 a.m.

Beginning in October students will not attend school on Friday, but will participate in job shadowing, internships, and virtual learning.

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How To Report A Positive Case

Under state law, families should notify their child’s school within 24 hours of learning the child has tested positive for COVID-19. FCPS employees who test positive must also inform the district. Fayette County Public Schools has established a COVID-19 Hotline for processing these notifications, which must be submitted to the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Please choose one of these three ways to alert FCPS:

Families and staff may also email the COVID-19 team for follow-up phone contact to gather additional information or to address any questions.

21 - 22 Instructional Calendar

Due to a snow make up day, our last instructional day will be June 9, 2022.
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Bullying and Harassment

All students have a right to work, play, and learn in an environment that is safe and respectful. Actions intended to intimidate, annoy, or cause alarm in another person will not be tolerated at Success Academy.

Any unwanted verbal, physical, or social behavior among students that involves a real of perceived power imbalance and is repeated or has the potential to be repeated will not be tolerated at Success Academy.

This may include name-calling, teasing, threatening, social exclusion, cyberbullying, or other behaviors that victimizes others that may be physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual in nature will not be tolerated at Success Academy.

If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against at school report this directly to your principal, guidance counselor, Success Coach, or other adult in your school.

All Fayette County Schools are committed to providing an environment free from bullying and harassment.

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Chromebooks and Chargers

Students MUST bring their Chromebooks and chargers to school EVERYDAY. We are limited on loaners. If any device is damaged please let us know ASAP.
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Bus Route Information

AM: Success Academy students ride neighborhood high school buses to their districted high school.

PM SHUTTLES to High Schools - Depart STEAM & SUCCESS ACADEMY AT 2:50

At the the high school transfer to a neighborhood bus. Search the Bus Route Finder with your home address to find bus information for your districted high school bus and stop.

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Contact Us

The vision is to re-engage high school students and equip them with the skills to succeed in the classroom, the workplace, and the community.