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


2017-2018 CALENDAR 


December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

December 14 - January 2
Winter Break - Offices Closed 

January 2018
Study Abroad to Costa Rica

January 2018
Travel Abroad to Italy

January 2
Gatton Offices Open

January 21
Building Opens at 1PM

January 22
Spring Semester Starts

February 1
Class of 2020 Deadline

February 9-11
Closed Weekend

March 3
Class of 2020 Interview Day

March 9-18
Closed Weekend (Spring Break)

March 22
Gatton Academy Student Research Showcase

April 7

April 13-15
Closed Weekend

April 21
Preview Day

May 11
Senior Night

May 12


STEM + Arabic

Applying to STEM + Arabic  

Shortly after admission to The Gatton Academy in March of a student’s 10th grade year, newly-admitted students are invited to an online information session about the language track.  Interested students then fill out a short, online application expressing their interest in the program and they are then registered to start their Arabic study the first semester.  Applications are only available to admitted Gatton Academy students.


Typical STEM + Arabic Language Track for Beginners

  • Semester 1:  Honors Elementary Arabic I (ARBC 101)

  • Semester 2:  Honors Elementary Arabic II (ARBC 102) 

  • Semester 3:  Intermediate Arabic I (ARBC 201)

  • Semester 4:  Intermediate Arabic II (ARBC 202)


Sample STEM + Arabic Talks

  • Seminar with Office of Scholar Development on nationally and internationally-competitive critical language scholarships

  • Exploring National Security Education Program Flagship programs as college options

  • Traditional Arabic meal at a local immigrant-owned restaurant

  • Arabic Calligraphy with WKU Arabic instructor

  • Arabish language exchange with WKU international students from Arabic-speaking countries meeting native English speakers

  • WKU professor presents on their home nation


Alumni of The Gatton Academy STEM + Arabic program

  • Meredith Bickett (2015)

  • Taha Husain (2015)

  • Anna Mayo (2015)

  • Saadia Akhtar (2016)

  • Megan Brown (2016)

  • Zachary Wesley (2016)

  • Anne Berrett Wetzel (2016)

  • Evan Kessler (2017)

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 Last Modified 7/21/17