The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
November 24-29, 2015
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)
December 7, 2015
Finals Week Begins
December 11, 2015
Building Closes for Winter Break
Dec. 11, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016
January 1 - 16, 2016
Study Abroad to Costa Rica
January 4 - 16, 2016
Travel Abroad to Italy
January 23, 2016
February 1, 2016
Class of 2018 Application Deadline
Infinite Possibilities Exist at
The Gatton Academy!
We're not typical high school students. Our junior and senior years are spent at Western Kentucky University taking college classes in math, science, and lots of other subjects. While many students are looking for their locker combination, we're searching for alternative fuels and a cure for cancer. We don't have an 8 a.m. bell or homeroom, but we'll finish high school with over 60 hours of college credit. Our home on campus is Schneider Hall, an awesome place to live and learn with friends. Best of all, as a student at the Gatton Academy, tuition, housing, and meals come at no cost to us or our families.
The Latest News from The Gatton Academy
Harsh Moolani, a second-year student from Owensboro, and Alexandra Wright, a second-year
student from Union, were both honored by the Siemens Competition as National Semifinalists.
Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy, announced on October 8 that the school has been named a member of the CLASS Coalition, a new national association of principals and leaders from high-performing, admissions-based high schools.
On September 9, the National Merit Scholarship Program announced their 2015 Semifinalists. The 2015-2016 National Merit Semifinalists from The Gatton Academy are Niven Achenjang of Barbourville, Linyue “Joy” Fan of Bowling Green, William Hornsby of Union/Bowling Green, Lucas Knight of Owensboro, Kristen Pedersen of Barbourville, Leslie Pike of Hodgenville and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville.
Gatton Academy students and alumni are beginning summer projects that span from their
Kentucky backyards to internships across the nation and travels around the world.
On Saturday (May 16), 61 students representing 37 counties from across Kentucky were
recognized during The Gatton Academy's eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall.
Seniors Brian Carlson, Ben Guthrie, Paul Hudson, Ben Riley and junior Rohan Deshpande
were members of the team who traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete at the 25th National
Dimitri Leggas of Lexington, a senior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
in Kentucky, was announced as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of
Education Arne Duncan.
On Wednesday (May 6), The Gatton Academy and WKU announced a gift from Carol Martin
"Bill" Gatton to expand Florence Schneider Hall.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named to Jay Mathews of The Washington Post's list of top-performing schools with elite students for the seventh consecutive year.
Meredith Bickett, India Blasser, Sam Booth and Rena Ryumae earned National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships for the summer of 2015.
The selected students represent 39 counties from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and scored an average composite of 30.82 on the ACT and 30.58 on the mathematics portion of the exam.
Several of our Academy Avatars, the official ambassadors, post blogs throughout the year, detailing events from move-in to graduation and many events in between.
The Gatton Academy?
There's nothing quite like experiencing the unique environment of The Gatton Academy first hand. For that, we host several Preview Weekends throughout the fall and winter. As you begin to explore The Academy as an educational opportunity, why not check out our admissions video? Gatton Academy students and staff members share their experiences with the program as we outline our community, the academics found here, research opportunities, and study abroad trips.
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