The Success Academy Eagle's Nest

Student and Family Edition April 3, 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.

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

New and Exciting Expansion on the Horizon

The school board's decision to merge the Virtual Learning Academy with Success Academy for the 2022-2023 school year is a new and exciting adventure for us. Our new families will no doubt be welcomed into the family of Success Academy. We will continue to provide the personalized and connected approach to education as we have done since 2018. We are working now to fully integrate both programs into one AMAZING educational structure for students who desire a nontraditional, personalized pathway to earning a high school diploma. We will continue to offer our in-person instruction for students who are over age and under credited. Our credit perks will remain in place as they are now, however students will be able to access more virtual learning options.

We need your input as we expand our these virtual options. We are asking all family members to complete the family survey listed below to tell us what you like about our current program. Your voice is necessary and valued. Please take a moment to complete the survey.

FCPS 2021-22 Family Survey

The 2021-22 Family Survey is now open! You may have received an email earlier this week from Fayette County Public Schools or K12 Insight asking you to complete the 2021-22 Family Survey. This short survey is important for sharing your child’s experience at school and informing decisions that impact their education. Please take a moment to complete the survey if you have not already:

Spectrum News Casting High School Students

Kate Post, Senior Producer for Spectrum News is casting a trivia game show airing nationally on Spectrum News. They are searching for high school Juniors and Seniors who are interested in national and world news. Topics ranging from current events, politics, science, technology, wellness sports, and pop culture are just some of the categories that will be featured on “The Spectrum News Challenge”.

They are looking for students from local high schools to compete against students from another school in a different state. GPA isn't as important as them having an outgoing personality and an interest in national and world news headlines.

Below is a link to the casting information and submission form along with a 2:30 minute preview video of the show.

Please share this with our students and if anyone is interested, please notify the office.

Casting/Submission Form and Preview Video

Scheduled Route Cancellations & Delays

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No route cancellations are planned for the month of April.

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

Students who earn 22 credits by May 1, 2022 will be eligible to participate in their home school's graduation ceremony. A specific date of when all coursework must be completed will be provided at a later day.

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.


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

March 21 - March 25, 2022

Andrew (2 Courses)

Daymeria (3 Courses)

Monae (2 Courses)


Thomas (2 Courses)


Neekya (4 Courses)







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

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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.