School Life

Academic Model at Sphinx Academy

Students meet 1:1 with a dedicated mentor who takes the time to know them deeply and support them in setting and achieving their short- and long-term goals.

Students apply their acquired knowledge to projects, and through the process build skills and habits that prepare them for life after school.  They also have opportunities such as field trips, guest speakers, and working with professionals to broaden their perspectives. 

Students are guided through a learning cycle that develops self-direction by teaching them how to set goals, make plans, learn, demonstrate what they've learned, and reflect on the process to improve it. 

Using these three components, we strive to reach every student and ensure they leave high school with what they need to succeed. 

History Project

Physics Project

Math Project

1:1 Instruction

Electives and Extracurriculars at Sphinx Academy

Electives and Extracurriculars at Sphinx Academy are planned based on student requests, interests, and needs, so our offerings change from one year to the next.  Our program allows us to give each student the opportunity to explore their interests and curiosity. We regularly schedule curated field trips and classes based on what the student wants to explore. 

Students are encouraged to start clubs, organize community service projects, and/or work on their own independent course of study in their interest area. 

Students at Newton's Attic

Participating in KYA & KUNA

Culture Exploration

Dungeons and Dragons

STEM Activities

Exploring Encaustic Art


International Travel

We offer an opportunity for International Travel every other year. 

2014 Best of England

2015 Austria, Germany, and Switzerland

2016 The Galapagos Islands

2017 Venice, Florence, and Rome

2018 Best of Ireland

2024 Charting the Galapagos Islands

Undergraduate College Credit Opportunities

University of Kentucky

Our students have the opportunity to participate in the Kentucky Young Researcher Program with the University of Kentucky. They also have access to independent study courses through the University of Kentucky’s Experiential Education. 

Eastern Kentucky University

Our students have the opportunity to take dual credit courses on EKU’s campus and/or online. 

Bluegrass Community Technical College

Our students have the opportunity to take dual credit courses on BCTC's campus and/or online. Courses available may include: American Sign Language, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, and many more upon request.