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About Our School

Lafayette is a strong, academically driven high school. We are home to the School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) gifted and talented program as well as the district's pre-engineering program.

FCPS Mission Statement: Our mission is to create a collaborative community that ensures all students achieve at high levels and graduate prepared to excel in a global society.

SCAPA at Lafayette

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts is designed for students who excel in art, ballet, band, contemporary dance, creative writing, drama, piano, strings, and voice. Eligibility requires supporting documentation and an audition in the chosen arts area.

Pre-Engineering Program 

This program is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in such mathematically rigorous and technical fields as engineering, architecture, medicine, computer programming, mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics. The program emphasizes higher-order thinking skills.


It's not a first-come, first-served system. Applications may be submitted anytime during the window, and all receive equal consideration.

Application Process