The Success Academy Eagle's Nest

Student and Family Edition April 10, 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.


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:
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State Testing

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

April is Autism Awareness Month

The FCPS Autism Services and Support Team is hosting an event for our families of students with autism as April is Autism Awareness Month. The goal of this month is to accept and advocate for those on the spectrum, as well as to amplify autistic voices.

During this inaugural event, families and students will have the opportunity to seek academic, vocational, recreational, social, and therapeutic community resources for autism, while also getting the chance to network with one another. They say it takes a village to raise a child; we want to help our families of students with autism find theirs. To share with families, please follow this link.


Autism Acceptance and Advocacy Community Resources Event

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Location: Tates Creek High School Cafe


· To increase dialogue, reduce prejudices, and encourage understanding and acceptance of one another among neurodiverse and neurotypical members of our community.

· To strengthen relationships between FCPS and the autistic students and their families we serve.

· To strengthen relationships between FCPS and community autism resources.

Invitees: FPCS families of autistic students grades preschool - high school

Our mission is to empower and inspire individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to grow and develop their abilities, foster independence, be prepared for college or career, engage fully in their communities and be prepared to excel in a global society.

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.

Final Notice

While it is our goal to provide a safety net and personalized alternative for teenagers who need a nontraditional and accelerated pathway to graduate, Success Academy may not always be the best option for some students. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary for students to explore other educational opportunities for obtaining their high school credentials.

Students who consistently fail to meet expectations after interventions have been implemented, may be subject to dismissal from the program. The following documents will be reviewed: Student Summary Report, Credit Summary Report, PLP log, Attendance, 60 and 90 day contracts, Odysseyware Course Percentage Completion Report, Odysseyware Daily Activity Report, Information for Alternative Options high School Credential, Withdrawal Form, and any additional pertinent information

Final Notice letters will be mailed this week to students who are no longer attending school or completing assignments in Odysseyware.

This letter serves as a final notice of a student's lack of progress and/ performance as a student enrolled with The Success Academy. Please be reminded students in good standing are expected to complete 20 hours of Odysseyware work each week and in-person school attendance. Due to lack of progress and performance, students were placed on a 90 day contract. Performance since being placed on the 90 day contract will be reviewed.

Due to the lack of progress and non-attendance students have been placed on our pending withdrawal list. After receiving the Final Notice letter, if we do not hear from the student or their parent/guardian and the student does not return to in person instruction immediately they will be withdrawn from the program. There are other programs that we feel would benefit the student's needs at this time and we would love to meet with you to discuss those other options. Please contact Mr. Sims by April 22, 2022 to schedule a time to discuss other educational opportunities.

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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.

****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:

Student Job Fair

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On Tuesday, April 26th Success Academy will host a Student Career Fair. Employers from the local area will be in attendance to interview students. The event is free but space is limited. Students must register at This event will be shared with all high schools and programs in the District. All Success Academy students are expected to register and to attend. Dress is business casual.

Any student who needs help with business casual clothing please see Mrs. Quinn or Mrs. Epps.

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 26 - April 9, 2022

Gabriel M


Andrew C (4 Courses)

Almarie (3 Courses)





Mary (2 Courses)



Robert J (2 Courses)

Alexander A.


Thomas (2 Courses)


Abdullah (2 Courses)




Brandon A




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.

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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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.