Ford honors Lexington schools as "Next Generation Community"

Published: Nov. 14, 2017 at 12:11 PM EST
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Ford is recognizing Fayette County Schools and the city of Lexington, as a "Next Generation Community" for providing high school students with learning environments considered more relevant for their future.

Bryan Station, Frederick Douglass, and Tates Creek high schools are giving students the opportunity to experience their dream job before they spend time and money in college to pursue it.

It's called the Academies of Lexington, and it's helping students decide whether or not they want to go into various fields such as medicine, technology, engineering, and finance.

Lexington leaders say it will help prepare students for college, even sending some graduates off with degrees.

"I can graduate my senior year having my certification for nursing, and I won't have to do that in college, and pay for it," Arianna Black, a Junior at Bryan Station High School, said about the program.

This is the program's first year here in Lexington