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The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky


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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


2016/2017 CALENDAR 



November 4
Closed Weekend

November 8 
Election Day – WKU/Gatton Offices closed

November 19
Preview Day

November 19
Fall Formal

November 23-28
Thanksgiving Break

December 5-9
Finals Week

December 9
Students Move Out for Christmas Break

May 22-25, 2017
Week of the Arts, Louisville

August 21, 2017
Gatton Eclipse Event & 10 year anniversary

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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

Gatton Academy Team 2nd in State Envirothon Competition 

envirothonFor the second year in a row, The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science earned second place in the Kentucky State Envirothon Competition, scoring the highest overall on both the Wildlife and Aquatics exams.

2016 Summer Filed with Research, Internships, and Study Abroad for Gatton Academy Students

amberEighty-six students from The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky are involved in some form of summer learning. From research internships to study abroad to robust community service projects, students are gearing up for busy

58 Students Graduate in The Gatton Academy's Ninth Class 

gradOn Saturday (May 14), 58 students representing 38 counties from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky were recognized during The Gatton Academy’s ninth graduation ceremony in Van Meter Hall.

Eura Shin Receives Scholarship for Research Internship in Germany

euraEura Shin, a second-year student at The Gatton Academy, has received a funded summer internship in Germany through a competitive, international scholarship.

The Washington Post Names The Gatton Academy Top Performing School for 8th Consecutive Year 

washington postThe Washington Post has named The Gatton Academy a top-performing school with elite students for the eighth consecutive year.

4 Gatton Academy Students Receive State Department Language Scholarships

nsliySeniors Megan Brown of Campbellsville, Corey Goodwin of Cadiz, Logan Nofsinger of Louisville and Emma Saarinen of Shelbyville received nationally competitive scholarships for immersive, critical-language study this summer in China, Moldova and Morocco.

100 Students Selected for The Gatton Academy's Class of 2018

gattonThe Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores representing 50 Kentucky counties for the Class of 2018.

Gatton Academy Team Advances to National Science Bowl

nsbA team from The Gatton Academy won the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) West Kentucky Regional Science Bowl on Feb. 27.

Rachel Cooper Named 2016 Youth Achiever of The Year

cooperGatton Academy senior Rachel Cooper (who came to Gatton from the Louisville Collegiate School) has been named the YMCA of Greater Louisville’s 2016 Black Achievers Youth Achiever of the Year.

6 Gatton Academy Seniors are Candidates for 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar

presidentialThe 6 seniors are Taylor Bowman, Linyue "Joy" Fan, Emily Keeter, Luci Keller, Malia Latimer, and Seth Marksberry.


6 Gatton Academy Seniors Names National Merit Finalists

wrightThe 2015-2016 National Merit Finalists are Niven Achenjang, Linyue "Joy" Fan, Lucas Knight, Kristen Pedersen, Leslie Pike, and Emma Saarinen.

Moolani, Wright named 2015 Siemens Competition Semifinalists

wrightHarsh Moolani, a second-year student from Owensboro, and Alexandra Wright, a second-year student from Union, were both honored by the Siemens Competition as National Semifinalists.


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The Gatton Academy Blog (

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 
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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