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2014/2015 CALENDAR 


April 3-5, 2015
Closed Weekend

April 11, 2015
Preview Day

April 18, 2015

May 11-15, 2015
Finals Week

May 15, 2015
Senior Recognition Night

May 16, 2015

Graduation 2014

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

6 Gatton Academy Students Named Semifinalists in 2014 Siemens Competition

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, The Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology (known as the nation's premier research program for high school students) announced that 400 of the nearly 1780 projects considered as semifinalists. The Semifinalists from The Gatton Academy are Andrew Brown of Muhlenberg County, Ben Guthrie of Warren County, Dimitri Leggas of Fayette County, Vir Patel of Christian County, Julia Gensheimer of Warren County and Whitney Heard of Warren County.

11 Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

On Wednesday, September 10, 2014, the National Merit Scholarship Program announced their semifinalists.  The 2014 National Merit Semifinalists from The Gatton Academy are Meredith Bickett of Owensboro, Andrew Brown of Central City, Benjamin Guthrie of Bowling Green, Cameron Hubbard of Louisville, Dimitri Leggas of Lexington, John Meyers III of Lexington, NaKeya Owens of London, Valerie Richmond of Bowling Green, Benjamin Riley of Louisville, Rena Ryumae of Union, and William Walters of Lexington.

The Gatton Academy Named Top High School in the US for Third Consecutive Year

The Gatton Academy ranked number one in 2012 and 2013 on the Newsweek/The Daily Beast joint list, and this year's list is solely from The Daily Beast, an award-winning online news site.

Gatton Academy students work to develop app using Google Glass

Lydia Buzzard of Hopkinsville, Logan Houchens of Crestwood and Peter Kaminski of Owensboro are working under the mentorship of Dr. Uta Ziegler, professor of Computer Science, to develop an app for WKU using Google Glass.

Gatton Academy Students Present Research at HHMI Symposium

Kelly Lynch of Glasgow and Josh Stewart of Crestwood, both rising seniors at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, represented the 2013-14 WKU Genome Discovery and Exploration class at the 6th Annual SEA-PHAGES scientific symposium.

Gatton Academy Students Participating in Summer Projects

From research internships to community service projects in their home communities, recent graduates and rising high school seniors from the school are engaging across the Commonwealth, nation and world.

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The Gatton Academy Blog (

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.

What is Life Like as an Academy Student?


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 academics, student life, research, and admissions.

Contact The Gatton Academy

The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987


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