The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm
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
20 seniors from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky have been
recognized as semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition, marking
the most students recognized in one school year in the school’s history.
Ninety-three students from The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science will be involved
in some form of summer learning. From research internships to study abroad to robust
community service projects, students are gearing up for busy weeks ahead.
Five students from The Gatton Academy took 1st place in the Kentucky Envirothon competition.
Olivia Bickett, Aaron Kirtland, Veronica Johnson, Keeley Ruskowski, and Caleb Stickney
were all a part of the winning team.
On Saturday, May 13, fifty-nine students representing thirty-five counties from across
the Commonwealth of Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s tenth graduation
ceremony in Van Meter Hall.
Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in
Kentucky, has been elected President-Elect of The Association for the Gifted (TAG),
a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).
The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at WKU has
been named to The Washington Post’s list of top-performing schools with elite students for the ninth consecutive year.
A record six students at The Gatton Academy have received nationally-competitive scholarships
for immersive, critical language study this summer through the National Security Language
Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y).
A team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on February 17 and advanced to the 2017 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 95 Kentucky
sophomores for the Class of 2019.
Sixteen seniors have been recognized as finalists in the 2016-2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, marking the most students recognized in one academic year in the school’s history.
Seniors Alex Banaszak (Oldham County HS), Aaron Kirtland (South Oldham HS), Caleb Stickney (Estill County HS) and Tricia Thompson (Owensboro Catholic HS) are candidates for the 2017 United States Presidential Scholars.
Senior Rhiannon Connor (Berea Community High School) and juniors Deeya Patel (University
Heights Academy) and Evan "Van" Poole (Muhlenberg County High School) were recognized
in the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition.
Four Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky students have been recognized
as national semifinalists in the 2016 Siemens Competition in Math, Science, and Technology.
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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