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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 


October 21
Preview Day

November 3-5
Closed Weekend

November 11
Preview Day

November 21-26
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)

December 4-8
Finals Week

December 8
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm 

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STEM + Chinese

Applying to STEM + Chinese  

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 Chinese study the first semester.  Applications are only available to admitted Gatton Academy students.


Typical STEM + Chinese Language Track for Beginners


  • Semester 1:  Honors Elementary Chinese I (CHIN 101)

  • Semester 2:  Honors Elementary Chinese II (CHIN 102)

  • Semester 3:  Intermediate Chinese I (CHIN 201)

  • Semester 4:  Intermediate Chinese II (CHIN 202)

OPTION 2 (for language learners who want to accelerate their language acquisition):

Students in the STEM + Chinese track have the option to choose more demanding WKU Chinese Flagship (a program sponsored by the National Security Education Program) courses.  Students in this track are invited to apply for continued study in WKU Chinese Flagship if they wish to continue studies at WKU and become Superior-level speakers.

  • Semester 1:   Intensive Elementary Chinese I (CHNF 101)

  • Semester 2:   Intensive Elementary Chinese II (CHNF 102)

  • Semester 3:   Intensive Intermediate Chinese I (CHNF 201)

  • Semester 4:   Intensive Intermediate Chinese II (CHNF 202)


Sample STEM + Chinese 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 Chinese meal at a local restaurant

  • Rice-paper lampshade painting at WKU Confucius Institute

  • Learn Tai Chi

  • Chinese knot making activity


Alumni of The Gatton Academy STEM + Chinese program

  • Sarah Angelle (2014)

  • Annabeth Burke (2014)

  • Aline Irihamye (2014)

  • Naomi Kellogg (2014)

  • Logan Mitchell (2014)

  • Dana Biechele-Speziale (2015)

  • Ian Canedo-Muzevic (2015)

  • Kain Kotoucek (2015)

  • Jackeline Orozco Cruz (2015)

  • Blake Sutton (2015)

  • Juan Atehortua (2016)

  • Rachel Cooper (2016)

  • Logan Nofsinger (2016)

  • Alexandrea Pike-Goff (2016)

  • James Alex Senig (2016)

  • Alexander Banaszak (2017)

  • Cordelia Jones (2017)

  • Aaron Kirtland (2017)

  • Benjamin Luckett (2017)

  • Logan Parker (2017)

  • Emma Reed (2017)

  • Mia Weaver (2017)

  • Jessica Williams (2017)

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 Last Modified 7/21/17