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Recruitment and Preview Days

Preview Days

We highly encourage families to consider attending one of our Preview Days held on the WKU campus.  Preview Days are a wonderful opportunity for prospective applicants and their families to meet with current Gatton Academy students and their parents, visit our campus, and gain a better understanding of student life at The Gatton Academy. 


Gatton Blitz

During the first 2 to 3 weeks of September, members of The Gatton Academy's staff travel the state to visit schools and talk to Guidance Counselors and Administrators.  During these visits, we hand out our newest materials, answer any questions they may have, and, at times, have the opportunity to talk to current students who are interested. 

Below is the list of our staff members and the counties they will be traveling to in early September. 

  • Dr. Julia Roberts
    • Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble
  • Dr. Lynette Breedlove
    • Anderson, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Scott, Washington, Woodford
  • Dr. Christopher "Pokey" Bowen
    • Boone, Kenton, Campbell
  • Dr. Derick Strode
    • Adair, Boyle, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Pulaski, Taylor
  • Beth Hawke
    • Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, Perry Rockcastle, Whitley
    • Bourbon, Bracken, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Mason, Nicholas, Owen, Pendleton, Robertson 
  • Zack Ryle
    • Bath, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Lee, Lewis, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, Owsley, Pike, Powell, Rowan, Wolfe
  • Alex Sorrels
    • Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade, Nelson
    • Ballard, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, Trigg, 
  • Coordinators
    • Allen, Barren,Butler, Christian, Daviess, Edmonson, HendersonHopkins, Logan, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Simpson, Todd, Union, Warren, Webster


High School and Community Information Sessions

We are currently in the planning process for the fall of 2019.  As visits are planned or once we visit a school, we note both the school/community and the date below.

If you would like a representative to attend your area or your high school, email Zack Ryle.

2019 - 2020 Sessions

Each year, The Gatton Academy visits high schools and communities around the Commonwealth of Kentucky during the fall and spring semesters.  Information sessions are a wonderful opportunity to speak with Gatton Academy representatives without having to travel to Bowling Green.

The following information sessions, which could be school-day visits, lunchroom visits, or evening sessions with parents and students, were held during the 2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Morgan County High School
    August 19
  • Boyle County High School
    August 22
  • Pikeville High School
    September 3
  • duBois Academy - Louisville
    September 16
  • Jefferson County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 16 (5:30-7:30pm Eastern Time)
    Atherton HS
  • Meade County High School
    September 17 
  • Hardin County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 17 (6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time)
  • Oldham County
    September 17 (6:00-7:30 Eastern Time)
  • Franklin County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 19 (6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time)
    Franklin County Board of Education
  • Lawrence County High School
    September 23
  • Boyd County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 23 (6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time)
    Boyd County High School
  • Marion County High School
    September 24
  • Floyd Central High School
    September 24
  • Pike County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 24 (6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time)
    Pike County Central High School
  • East Carter High School
    September 25
  • Wolfe County High School
    September 25
  • Montgomery County High School
    September 26
  • Menifee County High School
    September 26
  • Bullitt County
    September 26 (5:00-7:00 Eastern Time) at Bullitt Central High School
  • Williamsburg High School
    September 30
  • McCracken County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    September 30 (6:00-8:00pm Central Time)
    McCracken County High School
  • Livingston Central High School
    October 1
  • Graves County High School
    October 2
  • Ballard Memorial High School
    October 2
  • South Laurel High School
    October 2
  • Whitley County High School
    October 2
  • Corbin High School
    October 3
  • Morgan County High School
    October 3
  • Pulaski County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    October 3 (6:00-8:00pm Eastern Time)
    Southwestern High School
  • North Laurel High School
    October 4
  • Caudill Middle School
    October 7
  • Madison Central High School
    October 7
  • Spencer County High School - Visted Gatton Academy
    October 2
  • George Rogers Clark High School
    October 8 
  • Walton-Verona High School
    October 9
  • Woodford County High School
    October 9
  • Frederick Douglass High School
    October 9 and 10
  • Tates Creek High School
    October 10
  • Washington County High School
    October 14
  • Beechwood High School
    October 15
  • Northern Kentucky (information session for surrounding counties)
    October 15 (6:30 Eastern Time)
    Conner High School Auditorium
  • Simon Kenton High School
    October 16
  • Gallatin County High School
    October 17
  • Ryle High School
    October 18
  • Camp Ernst Middle School
    October 18
  • Powell County High School
    October 22
  • Bath County High School
    October 23
  • Madison Southern High School
    October 28
  • Paintsville High School
    November 6
  • Martin County High School
    November 6
  • Jackson City School
    November 7
  • Lee County High School
    November 7
  • Rowan County (including the surrounding counties - joint information session with The Craft Academy)
    November 7 (5:30-7:30pm Eastern Time)
    Rowan County Senior High School
  • Rockcastle County High School
    November 8
  • Bell County High School
    November 11
  • Ryle High School
    November 12
  • Camp Ernst Middle School
    November 12
  • McCreary Central High School
    November 19
  • Bryan Station High School
    November 19
  • Western High School
    November 20

Want to know where we have visited in the past?

The Gatton Academy actively recruits students from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Each year, we visit schools all across the state in order to inform students, their families, and school administration about the opportunities available at The Gatton Academy.

2015-2016 Academic Year (115 counties visited)

- 2016-2017 Academic Year (All 120 Counties Visited)

- 2017-2018 Academic Year (All 120 Counties Visited)

- 2018-2019 Academic Year (All 120 Counties Visited)

Important Dates

August 1, 2019 - #gatton2022 Application Opens

January 31, 2020 - #gatton2022 Deadline

February 29, 2020 - #gatton2022 Interview Day

Early March, 2020 - Acceptance/Wait List Decisions Announced via Email


 Important Links


This page will introduce you to the requirements of The Gatton Academy.

Admissions Application

Here, one will find all the information needed on completing The Gatton Academy's admissions application.

Recruitment and Preview Days

Are we coming to your area of the Commonwealth?  Keep up to date with this page as we just may be coming to a town near you!


Are you curious as to if you are too early or too late to apply?  If so, click on this link and you will find a helpful timeline so you can know what needs to be done. 

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 Last Modified 11/20/19