Officials hail opening of academy for gifted Kentucky students

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Advocates for Kentucky's brightest
students last week celebrated the dedication of the new Academy of Math and Science in Kentucky at Western Kentucky University.

The academy is the first of its kind in Kentucky - and only the 14th in the nation. Each year it will admit high school students based on such things as standardized test scores, grades and recommendations.

Instead of spending their final years in regular high schools, students will enroll in the academy and live in a special dormitory on campus. They will take courses alongside Western students, and at the end will have earned college credits, in addition to completing high school.

Information from: The Courier-Journal,

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