41st Annual Arkansas Governor's School

July 5 - August 1, 2020  

 

The Arkansas Governor’s School is a four-week summer residential program for upcoming high school seniors who are residents of the state of Arkansas. The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education. 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, sponsored 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.

Now accepting applications for students, faculty, and resident assistants.

 

2020 Student Application Information

2020 Resident Assistant Application Information

2020 Faculty Application Information

IMPORTANT Dates

 

AGS Student Interviews

Past AGS students talk about their experiences and why others should attend.

2019 AGS Photos

 

 

 

 

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:

 

AGS choral music students 2019

  CHORAL MUSIC

AGS drama students perform 2019

  DRAMA

AGS english students

  ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

AGS instrumental music students 2019

 INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

AGS math student 2019

 MATHEMATICS

AGS science students

 NATURAL SCIENCE

governor at AGS

 SOCIAL SCIENCE

AGS visual arts student 2019

 VISUAL ARTS

AGS cybersecurity student 2019

 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