The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
September 1, 2015
Class of 2018 Application Opens
September 4-7, 2015
Closed Weekend (Labor Day)
September 12, 2015
September 30 - October 4, 2015
Closed Weekend (Fall Break)
October 17, 2015
October 30 - November 1, 2015
November 14, 2015
November 24-29, 2015
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)
December 7, 2015
Finals Week Begins
January 23, 2016
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 students and alumni are beginning summer projects that span from their
Kentucky backyards to internships across the nation and travels around the world.
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.
Meredith Bickett, India Blasser, Sam Booth and Rena Ryumae earned National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarships for the summer of 2015.
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.
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.
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.
September 1, 2016 - Class of 2018
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.
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