NOMINATION/APPLICAtiON STEPS

Nomination/application opens October 15, 2021. Application deadline is January 24, 2022. 

 

STUDENTS
Interested students should watch this brief video to learn the basics of Arkansas Govenor's School. Watch the video HERE
  • Only students who are residents of Arkansas and who are presently in junior classes at a public or private high school or are homeschooled are eligible to be nominated to apply. Students who plan to graduate from high school before attending Arkansas Governors School (AGS) are NOT eligible to be nominated or apply. 
  • Applicants MUST be willing to commit to the entire AGS program. Students who wish to attend other activities that run concurrent to AGS should not apply. Session dates are July 5-August 1, 2022. 
  • Students should have demonstrated
    • creativity in academic or creative field,
    • above average ability in the nominated discipline area,
    • a high degree of self-motivation required to satisfy the program's demanding requirements,
    • the intellectual, social, and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes theoretical and process-related learning. 

Eligible students must be nominated by their school to attend Arkansas Govenor's School (AGS). Students should contact their school counselor or GT coordinator. Homeschooled students may be nominated by their parents.  Please check ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS prior to requesting nomination/application. Nominated/eligible students will receive an email from AGS containing pertinent application information. CLICK HERE for School Nomination Instructions. 

IMPORTANT: Students are expected to attend the ENTIRE program. AGS 2022 will be held July 5 - August 1, 2022. Students who participate in other programs or activities that run concurrent to AGS shoud NOT apply. 

Nominated students will receive an application invitation from AGS. Once this invitation is received students have until January 24th to submit their application. Supporting documentation such as the School Recommendation Form, Transcript, and Teacher Recommendation(s) are due no later than February 9.  It is the student's responsibility to ensure all documents have been received by AGS. 

Quality applications take time. Please begin your application early and commit adequate time to complete it. 

The application process requires the student follow several steps. Each student should be prepared to present: 

  • General biographical information
  • First and second choice (if applicable) of content area (Choral Music, Development Engineering, Drama, English/Language Arts, Instrumental Music, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, and Visual Arts). Students can submit an application in one or two content areas. Applying in a second area can increase the odds of getting accepted, but students will only attend AGS in one content area. Students should be prepared to attend in either content area. 
  • Significant achievements, awards, or accomplishments in the past two years. 
  • School and/or community projects in which the student has participated demonstrating commitment to tasks. 
  • Student Essay
  • Content Area Essay
  • Name and address of a teacher in each content area for which you are applying. The teacher(s) will be sent an email requesting them to complete an online recommendation.
  • Audition video for students applying in Choral Music, Drama, Instrumental Music or Visual Arts. Instructions for preparing the audition video can be found HERE

Students have the opportunity to review their application before hitting submit. Please take the time to ensure all of your informaiton is accurate and complete. Once the student is satisfied, they must click on "Submit" to complete the applicaiton process. Application deadline is January 24, 2022. 

 

Students should follow-up with their teacher to make sure the recommendation request email was received and the recommendation was submitted. Remember, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to ensure all application materials are received for the selection committee to review. 
  • October 15, 2021. Nomination/Applications open.
  • January 24, 2022. Student application materials due.
  • February 9, 2022. Teacher Recommendation, School Recommendation Form and Transcripts due. 
  • March 15, 2022. Selection results sent to schools and applicants.
  • May 1, 2022. Attendance confirmation due. 
Check out these comments from previous AGS students about their experiences in the program. Their personal testimonals can be found HERE
SCHOOLS/TEACHERS
Counselors/teachers/parents, click HERE to view the Arkansas Governor's School recruitment video.
  • Only students who are residents of Arkansas and who are presently in junior classes at a public or private high school or homeschooled are eligible to be nominated to apply. Students who plan to graduate from high school before attending Arkansas Governor's School (AGS) are not eligible to attend or apply to AGS. 
  • Public or private high school students must be nominated by a school counselor or GT coordinator.
  • Homeschooled students may be nominated by their parent. Parents should follow the same instructions as listed for school personnel. 
  • All qualified students should be considered for nomination regardless of socioeconomic status, cultural, or language differences. 
School counselors, GT coordinators or other school officials can nominate a student. The parent of a homeschooled student may also nominate their child. CLICK HERE for detailed instructions about nominations. 
Schools will upload a transcript for each student nominated. Transcripts should include fifth semester grades and sixth semester courses.  Links to upload transcripts can be found in the nominator's application portal account. Start by creating a Nominator Account HERE. Once created you can return to the portal HERE. Submissions are due by February 9, 2022.
Click HERE to find the School Recommendation Forms.  Links to upload the completed School Recommendation Forms can be found in the nominator's application portal account. Click HERE for the application portal. Submissions are due by February 9, 2022. 
Teachers chosen for recommendation will receive an email with a link for submission of the recommendation. This email is generated once the student has submitted their AGS application. Deadline for receipt of teacher recommendations is February 9, 2022. 

Nominators can check the status of the teacher recommendation from the student "Details" page on their nominator account. CLICK HERE to see the School Nomination Instructions. Additionally, schools can monitor the progress of student applications in the nominator's application portal account. 

  • October 15, 2021. Nomination/Application open.
  • January 24, 2022. Student application materials due.
  • February 9, 2022. Teacher Recommendation, School Recommendation Form and transcripts due.
  • March 15, 2022. Selection results sent to schools and applicants.
  • May 1, 2022. Attendance confirmation due. 

ACCOUNT PORTALS

 STOP! NOT FOR STUDENT USE

CREATE A NEW NOMINATOR ACCOUNT

This link is for school personnel to begin the nomination process.

Students must contact their school to get nominated.

     EXISTING USER LOGIN

LOGIN TO AGS APPLICATION PORTAL

This link is for students or school personnel who have already set up an account.  


CONTACT US: 

Arkansas Governor's School

Arkansas Tech University

215 W. O Street

Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 356-2037

Email: ags@atu.edu