What kind of school is SCAPA?
The School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Bluegrass (grades 4-8) and the SCAPA Program at Lafayette High School (grades 9-12) provide students who are especially talented and/or interested in the arts the opportunity to further develop and enhance their abilities in the fine arts in a setting that emphasizes the arts while providing a solid academic foundation.
The students who attend SCAPA receive instruction in their major area of arts interest: Visual Arts, Band, Strings, Vocal Music, Piano, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Drama or Creative Writing in addition to the mandated academic curriculum. Students receive their major arts instruction on a regularly scheduled basis (grades 4 & 5: 3 days per week; grades 6 to 12: 5 days per week). The school day is extended at Bluegrass in order to ensure that the academic as well as arts needs of the students are met. Transportation is provided by Fayette County Public Schools.
Whom do I contact at the school?
Bluegrass Principal: Beth Randolph
Auditions Contact: Carla Pleasant
School Phone Numbers:
SCAPA, Bluegrass: main (859)381-3332; FAX (859)381-3334
SCAPA at Lafayette High School: main (859)381-3474; FAX (859)381-3487
400 Lafayette Pkwy.
Lexington, KY 40503
SCAPA at Lafayette High School
401 Reed Lane
Lexington, KY 40503
SCAPA, Bluegrass: 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
SCAPA at Lafayette: 8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
When do auditions take place?
Auditions take place at the school sites during the months of December (SCAPA, Bluegrass) and November (SCAPA, Lafayette) of each school year.
A student may audition in 1 area only.
For more information regarding specific audition requirements, contact Carla Pleasant: (859)381-3338
How can I get involved with the parent organization at SCAPA?
Parent involvement is vitally important in the successful operation of the magnet program. Friends of the Arts School, Inc. is a parent/community group that supports the growth, development and activities of the School for the Creative and Performing Arts Programs at both Bluegrass and Lafayette High School. The goals of the Friends include productions and exhibition support, fund-raising, social activities, community relations, and academic support.
More information regarding Friends of the Arts School, Inc. may be obtained by either writing to
Friends of the Arts School, Inc.
P.O. Box 866
Lexington, KY 40587-0866
Or by visiting the Friends of the Arts School web site at : http://www.friends-scapa.or
About this page
- Author: Karen Joly
- Updated: Sunday, April 03, 2011