The Arkansas Governor’s School at Hendrix College accepts only 400 students each summer and this year two of them will come from Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy, a ResponsiveEd school. Juniors Grant Reader and Ashley Massey earned spots in the prestigious six-week residential program in the concentrations of math and visual arts respectively. The program runs June 10 – July 21.To be considered, applicants must demonstrate creativity in academic or creative fields, possess above average ability in a particular discipline area, display a high degree of self-motivation and meet or exceed the intellectual, social, and emotional maturity required to thrive in an environment that emphasizes theoretical and process-related learning.
“We are so proud that Grant and Ashley will be representing our school and have the opportunity to showcase their individual talents,” says Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy Headmaster Susan Provenza. “On average, only one kid per school gets in (if any), so given our small size, it’s pretty amazing that we have two students accepted!”
The Arkansas Governor’s School began in 1980 as a program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas. The program, funded by the Arkansas State Legislature, challenges students 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.
ResponsiveEd® is a non-profit corporation that operates more than 75 tuition-free public schools throughout Texas and Arkansas, including Premier High Schools℠, ResponsiveEd Classical Academies, Founders Classical Academies®, Quest Academies, iSchool High®, and iSchool Virtual Academy. ResponsiveEd’s mission is to provide hope to students through innovative, character-based, personalized learning environments. To learn more, visit www.ResponsiveEd.com.
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