is operated by the Arkansas Department of Education through a grant to Hendrix
College and is supervised by the Office of Gifted and Talented Education. Each annual session is conducted for
approximately 400 students. Students who
are selected to attend AGS must be nominated by their local high schools and
selected by the State Student Selection Committee designated by the Department
of Education. The committee works to ensure that every area of the state is represented. The
Selection Committee is composed of people from around the state who are experienced
with gifted and talented services, the AGS program, and the expectations for AGS
students. Committee members who judge
fine arts auditions are experts in their respective fields.
Students are selected based upon careful
review and consideration of nominated students’ applications including:
Selection Committee looks for nominees with the following characteristics.
qualified student application are considered by the Selection Committee
regardless of socioeconomic status, cultural, or language differences. If you have any questions about the selection
process, please contact the Office of Gifted and Talented. Contact information is listed below.
Mary Kathryn Stein, Director
Office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall, Slot 28
Little Rock, AR 72201