40th Annual Arkansas Governor's School

July 7 - August 3, 2019  

 

The Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas. State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the four-week program on the site of a residential college campus, leased by the State. The Arkansas Governor’s School is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students—the potential leaders of the 21st century. Both inside and outside the classrooms, AGS provides highly motivated, creative students with an intellectual atmosphere impossible to sustain in ordinary academic settings. The excitement of intellectual and artistic pursuits and the expectation of significant conceptual gains permeate all aspects of the participants’ lives for the full four weeks.

 

 

APPLICATION INFORMATION

 

  

 

STUDENT & FACULTY APPLICATION FORMS AVAILABLE ONLINE

  November 1, 2018

 

 

 

NOMINATION/APPLICATION FORMS DUE

 January 31, 2019


 

 

 

SELECTION RESULTS EMAILED TO SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS

 April 15, 2019

 

 

 

 Upload AGS application

Nomination/Application packets are due January 31, 2019.

Student Packet UploadFaculty Packet Upload

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT MAKES ARKANSAS GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL GREAT?

UNIQUE
ENVIRONMENT

 The residential character of the Governor’s School is essential to its aims and purposes.  This total immersion fosters an academic seriousness that would be impossible to achieve in a less structured setting.

SPECIAL INTEREST ACTIVITES

 Informal sessions discussing topics of special interest with faculty form a part of the experience of practically every student at the Governor’s School. These may grow into voluntary tutorial meetings in which students learn, for example, the basics of freehand drawing or creative writing.

CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS

The educational experience of the Governor’s School is enriched by three components beyond the classroom curriculum: a series of guest speakers, a series of films of intellectual significance, and the program’s own series of student performances. 

 

 

 

 

 

Students are selected on the basis of their special aptitudes in one of nine fields:

 

a group of students perform choral music in witherspoon auditorium

  CHORAL MUSIC

a group of students perform the play "Miss Julie"

  DRAMA

a student sits outside taking notes in her notebook

  ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

a chello, trumpet, and guitar are pictured together

 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

a student writes a math equation on a whiteboard

 MATHEMATICS

a group of students work in the biology lab with a faculty member

 NATURAL SCIENCE

a photo of globes on a shelf

 SOCIAL SCIENCE

a group of students perform choral music in witherspoon auditorium

 VISUAL ARTS

cybersecurity students work with a faculty to learn programming fundamentals

 CYBERSECURITY

 
All students also take classes in General Conceptual Development (Area II) and in Personal and Social Development (Area III) 
 

 


 

Eligibility Requirements

 

 

CONTACT US 


Arkansas Governor's School
Arkansas Tech University
1701 N Boulder Ave
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0391
Email: ags@atu.edu