Special Student Programs

Paducah Public Schools Updates for March 16 - April 17 Closing
March 30
 Paducah Public Schools to Continue Non-Traditional Instruction and Tornado Takeout Through Spring Break, April 6-10
 
March 26
Students who have paper packets of assignments will turn in their completed assignments and pick up a new packet Friday, March 27. See the news summary below for bus schedules and specific instructions. 
 
March 20
In keeping with Governor Beshear’s recommendation that all Kentucky Schools stop in-person instruction, Paducah Public Schools Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) Days will be extended through Friday, April 17, 2020. This closure is a proactive approach to limit exposure to COVID-19 within our community.
 
Here is the schedule for the coming weeks:
March 23 – March 27 NTI Days
March 30 – April 3 NTI Days
April 6 - April 10  NTI Days
April 13 – April 17 NTI Days

As a school district, we are prepared to provide continuity of services for both learning and nutrition. Teachers will be providing instructional services using Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI). Our food service staff will continue preparing meals for delivery according to the schedule that is already in place.

Please see the district web site at www.paducah.kyschools.us  for the latest announcements regarding this developing situation.
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March 18
If you are a student or parent who needs help accessing Microsoft Teams at home, you can find instructions here. Look for "Microsoft Teams How To" at the bottom of the page. 
 
March 17
Paper packets will be delivered to students Wednesday, March 18 at the building where they attend schools. Online students will not receive paper packets. For a complete list of instructions and bus stops, see the link in the news summary below. 
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March 14, 2020
Paducah Public Schools will offer takeout meal delivery beginning Monday, March 16.

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, until further notice – buses will be at all stops from 10:30 - 11:00 AM.

All sites will serve breakfast and lunch. See the news summary below for a link to a list of Tornado Takeout stops.
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March 13, 2020
Information over the coming days/weeks will be sent to you via email and text message to the contact information in Infinite Campus, so having correct email and phone numbers for you is crucial.

If you are not receiving either text messages or e-mails from Paducah Public Schools, please access your Infinite Campus Parent Portal as soon as possible and update your contact information.  Click here to connect to the Campus Parent Portal.

If you don’t have a Parent Portal account, send an e-mail requesting your login information to: [email protected]

If you do not have email, please call 270-444-5600. 
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Special Student Programs

The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program is for academically talented students who have completed their junior year in high school.  To be eligible to apply, students must be in 11th grade at the time of selction, be a current resident of Kentucky, and have taken the PSAT, ACT, or SAT.  For five weeks during the summer, students will attend a residential program on a college campus where they will take courses in one of the focus areas they indicated on their application. The selection process is very competitive. Applications are usually available from guidance or on the Governor's Scholars website in late September.  There is no tuition cost to attend GSP.
 
The Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts is open to current 10th and 11th grade students. For three weeks in the summer, students attend classes and ready for performances in their arts area.  Areas available are instrumental music, vocal music, visual art, film and photography, dance, drama, architecture and design, creative writing, musical theatre, Auditions and/or a review of works are required.  Applications are usually due in January.  There is no minimum ACT or GPA to apply, and there is no tuition cost to attend GSA.
 
The Commonwealth Honors Academy at Murray State University is a three week summer residential academic enrichment program for outstanding high school students who have completed their junior year in high school.  Minimum requirements to apply are a 3.5 unweighted GPA and a 25 ACT composite.  Applications are usually available in November of the student's junior year for the following summer and are due in March.  Students who attend will receive six hours of college credit, have the opportuntiy to take six additional hours of *tuition free college courses at Murray State University during their senior year, and be awarded a four=lyear $2000 per year housing scholarship to attend Murray State University.
 
The Gatton Academy of Math and Science at Western Kentucky University is a two year residential STEM program for intellectually gifted students who are juniors and seniors. The Gatton Academy will select approximately 95 Kentucky residents each year to attend the program.  The criteria to apply to Gatton Academy are the following:  Kentucky resident, 10th grade student at time of application and 11th grade at time of entry into Gatton Academy, completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 by end of 10th grade, minimum ACT math of 22, submit all application matierals by February 1st of 10th grade year.
 
The Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehead State University is a dual credit residential program for academically exceptional students who are juniors and seniors.  Criteria to apply to Craft Academy are the following:  Kentucky resident, current 10th grader student, completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2 by the end of 10th grade, score a minimum ACT English score of 18, ACT Reading of 22, and ACT Math of 22.  Applications are available in August for the next year's incoming class.  The deadline to apply is February 1st of 10th grade year.
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