Haley Bishop, a junior at Star City High School, has been selected to attend the thirty-fourth annual Arkansas Governor’s School in the area of Visual Arts. She will be attending the six week program this summer at Hendrix College in Conway along with 399 other rising seniors from across the state of Arkansas.
Bishop was selected based on high intellectual potential, outstanding artistic ability, demonstrated giftedness and potential, creativity, high motivation, and social and emotional maturity.
She is the daughter of Court and Michelle Bishop. She is currently taking Art II, active in Senior Beta Club, Math Club, and serves as Art Club Vice President.
The Arkansas Governor’s School is a six-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and 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 six-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 six weeks.
The curriculum is designed as a unique supplement to the usual high school curriculum. It is neither an acceleration of high school nor an anticipation of college curricula.
Students are led to explore cutting-edge theories in the arts and sciences and to develop a greater understanding of how art, culture, and knowledge change with time.
Students are challenged to develop the rigorous creative and intellectual skills that will be critical to their leading the ideal “life well lived” and for making positive contributions to their communities and to society at large.
Behind the AGS curriculum is the assumption that these skills will be universally important, no matter what career path a student may choose.