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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
On Saturday (May 16), 61 students representing 37 counties from across Kentucky were
recognized during The Gatton Academy's eighth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall.
Seniors Brian Carlson, Ben Guthrie, Paul Hudson, Ben Riley and junior Rohan Deshpande
were members of the team who traveled to Washington, D.C. to compete at the 25th National
Dimitri Leggas of Lexington, a senior at The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
in Kentucky, was announced as a 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholar by U.S. Secretary of
Education Arne Duncan.
On Wednesday (May 6), The Gatton Academy and WKU announced a gift from Carol Martin
"Bill" Gatton to expand Florence Schneider Hall.
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has been named to Jay Mathews of The Washington Post's list of top-performing schools with elite students for the seventh consecutive year.
On March 24, senior Vir Patel earned the Secondary Student Technology Award, alumnus William Roach-Barrette earned the Post-Secondary Student Technology Award, and The Gatton Academy earned the Secondary Educational Institution Technology Award.
The Gatton Academy’s Class of 2016 took the ACT in March and the scores have now been reported. The Class of 2016 recorded an average ACT composite score of a 31.77 on the March test, which is an increase of 1.22 points from their previous average of a 30.55.
Meredith Bickett, India Blasser, Sam Booth and Rena Ryumae earned National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships for the summer of 2015.
Erin Burba, a senior from Paducah, and Amanda White, a junior from Louisville, were recognized at the Louisville Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Rena Ryumae, a senior from Union, won awards at the Science and Engineering Fair of Northern Kentucky.
The selected students represent 39 counties from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and scored an average composite of 30.82 on the ACT and 30.58 on the mathematics portion of the exam.
Seniors Brian Carlson, Ben Guthrie, Paul Hudson, Ben Riley and junior Rohan Deshpande were members of the winning team that will now advance to the National Science Bowl, which will take place in Washington, D.C. on April 30-May 4.
On February 13, 2015, the National Merit Scholarship Program announced their Finalists. The 2014-2015 National Merit Finalists 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.
Dr. Lynette Breedlove, Director of The Gatton Academy, joined school leaders and experts from across the country last week at a two-day summit located outside of the nation’s capital to identify solutions to close the excellence gap—the troubling disparity in academic performance between lower income and higher income students at advanced levels.
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
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