Representatives of the Carol Martin Gatton Academy
of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University will
conduct an informational meeting for high school students and their parents as
well as interested community members on Monday, November 9, 2009, in Louisville. The session will be held at the Louisville Science Center at 6:00 p.m. (local time).
The Gatton Academy is a residential program for 120 high school juniors and seniors from Kentucky who have demonstrated talent and interest in pursuing advanced careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To date, the Gatton Academy has serviced the needs of students from 87 counties across the Commonwealth.
Students apply during their sophomore year through a
competitive admissions process.
The goal of the Gatton Academy is to enable Kentucky’s exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in Kentucky. Instead of spending their junior and senior years in traditional high schools, the students will take courses offered by WKU. At the end of two years, they will be high school graduates and will have earned at least 60 college credit hours.
The students live and learn with peers who share their enthusiasm and interest in learning. Moreover, tuition, housing, and meals are all provided through funding by the General Assembly to make this unique opportunity available to any qualifying Kentucky student.
In 2009, the Gatton Academy was named one of 16 Newsweek "Public Elite" American high schools.
If you would like additional information about this information session or the Gatton Academy, visit us online at www.wku.edu/academy or telephone (270) 745-6565.
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The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science
WKU houses The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky. The mission is to offer a residential program for bright, highly motivated Kentucky high school students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
The Gatton Academy also seeks to provide its students with the companionship of peers; to encourage students to develop the creativity, curiosity, reasoning ability, and self-discipline that lead to independent thought and action; and to aid students in developing integrity that will enable them to benefit society.
The goal is to enable Kentucky’s exceptional young scientists and mathematicians to learn in an environment which offers advanced educational opportunities, preparing them for leadership roles in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.