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Gifted and Talented (GT)

Arkansas for Gifted & Talented Education


Gifted and talented (GT) children and youth are those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services. Possession of these talents and gifts, or the potential for their development, will be evidenced through an interaction of above average intellectual ability, task commitment and /or motivation, and creative ability.

Identification Process 

Gathering a talent pool is the first step in the identification process. Nominations may come from the following sources: staff, parents, peers, self, and community patrons. The next step is to notify the parent or guardian and request permission to evaluate and consider the student for program placement. The parent has the right to deny or grant permission. When granted, the parent has the right to be informed of evaluation results. The final step is to use non-discriminatory instruments and collect data to identify students. Students not selected will remain in the talent pool and may be considered later as they progress through the school system.


Open for nominations from parents for grades 3-12 - September 21-24, 2021


To nominate your child click the survey below 


Dates of competitions

Quiz Bowl 

High School -- Nov. 17

3rd/4th Grade -- Nov. 30

5th/6th Grade -- Dec. 2

Junior High -- Dec. 3

3rd/4th Grade -- Mar. 15

5th/6th Grade -- Mar. 16

Junior High -- Mar. 17



5th/6th Grade -- Dec. 7

3rd/4th Grade -- Dec. 8

High School -- Dec. 9 (Virtual)

Junior High -- Dec. 10

3rd/4th Grade -- Mar. 29

5th/6th Grade -- Mar. 30

Junior High -- Mar. 31

High School -- Apr. 1  (Virtual)


Advanced Placement 

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered in the four core areas of English, math, science, and social studies to provide advanced educational courses that are easily accessible and will prepare students for admission to and success in a postsecondary educational environment.


Courses offered: AP World History, AP US History, AP English Language & Composition 11th, AP English Literature & Composition 12th, AP Biology, AP Chemistry


AP Exam Dates


For more information, contact:

Kristy Sanders


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