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ACHS sophomore Zachary Pyles admitted to Gatton Academy.

A extraordinary achievement for Adair County School District

Zachary Pyles (Adair County High School) - son of Doug and Tamara Pyles, from Columbia, KY, has been selected by The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky, Zachary is one of 100 Kentucky sophomores chosen for the Class of 2018.

Students in this classl will complete their junior and senior years of high school living in newly expanded Florence Schneider Hall. At the end of their two-year course of study, students will graduate from high school with a minimum of 60 college credit hours.


The Gatton Academy provides a rich living and learning environment designed specifically for academically talented adolescent students that features clubs, organizations and community service. Additionally, students are able to participate in advanced research with WKU faculty members.

Research conducted during studentsí time at The Gatton Academy has been honored in the nationally competitive Siemens Competition, Intel Science Talent Search, Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program, and the Department of Defense Science, Math, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship Program. The majority of Gatton Academy students also participate in a study abroad or global learning experience in locations such as Costa Rica, Italy, Greece, England and China.

The Gatton Academy is Kentuckyís first state-supported, residential program for high school students with interests in advanced science and math careers and one of only 15 such programs in the nation. In 2012 and 2013, Newsweek named The Gatton Academy the nationís top public high school and in 2014, The Daily Beast named The Gatton Academy the nationís top public high school.


This story was posted on 2016-03-30 03:39:53
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