Boyd County High SchoolBoyd County Board of Education · Ashland, Kentucky
Boyd County High School
Boyd County a STEAM High School
“Boyd County High School’s design is an innovative approach offering the “STEAM” academy approach to learning. Sherman Carter Barnhart has the ability to listen to new ideas and build consensus with many diverse stakeholders. Sherman Carter Barnhart are exceptional communicators who can introduce new and innovative ideas in a positive manner.” – Howard Osborne, Retired Superintendent, Boyd County Schools
Boyd County High School is a two story school featuring two distinct public facades; the first overlooks the athletic fields and is very visible to the community, and the second facade is the main entry to the school.
At the heart of the school is the Media Center which opens out to a ”student commons” area that overlooks the athletic fields. Organized as a “school within a school”, academic clusters in two academic wings are located on either side of the media center forming a “U” shaped building.
The school uses instructional academies for math, science, english, and creative arts. These academies are arranged by adjacency of instructional spaces, to provide flexibility in the future. The school also includes a freshman academy to aid in the transition from middle to high school.