G-Team Offerings


For information on Duke Tip grades 4th-6th talent search click on the link below.



Announcing the 2017 Academic Enrichment for Gifted/Talented in Summer (AEGIS) Programs


The following six programs have received grant funding from the Arkansas Department of Education to provide enrichment for Arkansas students.  Additional information can be found at each program’s website.  Apply for your favorite!


  1. Arkansas and the World: Model United Nations Summer Camp at UCA, July 23-28, 2017. For students entering grades 10-12 in the 2017-18 school year. Conway, AR


Webpage address:  http://uca.edu/politicalscience/model-united-nations/arkansas-and-the-world/

  1. Project C.A.V.E.S. (Creative Adventures and Valuable Experiences through Spelunking, June 11-17. For students entering grades 10-12 in the 2017-18 school year. Near Deer, AR


Webpage address: https://sites.google.com/deer.k12.ar.us/projectcaves/home


  1. SummerStage, July 22-29, 2017.  For students entering grades 9-11 in the 2017-18 school year. Fayetteville, AR


Webpage address: https://www.arsummerstage.org/


  1. MT Stage: The Hamilton Experience, June 26-30, 2017. For students entering grades the 7th or 8th grade in the 2017-18 school year. UALR, Little Rock, AR


Webpage address: http://ualr.edu/gifted/mt-stage-the-hamilton-experience/


  1. Project M.A.R.S. (Mars Autonomous Robot System), July 16-22. For students entering 10th grade in the 2017-18 school year. ASMSA, Hot Springs, AR


Webpage address: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSet92QwljkK6aU_F1I409nvekfvM1vZKvEFtD9qEcakQEB8RQ/viewform


  1. Teen Tech Academy, June 5-8 and June 12-15, 2017. For students entering the 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the 2017-18 school year. Alma, AR


Webpage address: http://www.edline.net/pages/Alma_District/Support_Services/Gifted


****Arkansas students may only participate in one ADE funded program per summer including Arkansas Governor’s School and AEGIS programs.

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/575/aeigs_summer_offerings.pdfStem Competition at Paris


Ropes Challenge Course 6/7 


Liability Consent form for Ropes Course 6/7 


Hour Glass Escape Room 8-12th


Greenwood Chess Tournament 3-6th


  GT grade 5-8th will have the opportunity to compete in the You Be The Chemist Challege. Top 7 from the Challenge Qualifier test will get to go to the local Challenge at Clarksville.

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education.

How does the Challenge work?

The Challenge is an individual competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions. CEF relies on volunteers, our Challenge Organizers, to coordinate school participation and plan the Local & State Challenge competitions.

challenge flow chart

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition.

Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above). The top participant from each state then advances to the National Challenge in June!

CEF also provides free study materials to help students prepare for the Challenge. For more information about the Challenge and participation requirements, please see the Challenge Official Rules.



   Your child may try out for the Elementary, Junior High, or Senior High Chess Team.  We will practice in class some, but they will also need to practice on their own. Sometime in November, if needed (depending on number of students trying out) there will be a tournament in the classroom, to determine the top 10 players in each division. The top 10 players in each division will then play in a Coop tournament in December.

Tentative Coop Tournament dates:

12.2.15 - Third and Fourth Grades (Team of 10) 

12.3.15 - Fifth and Sixth  Grades (Team of 10)

12.4.15 - JR. and SR. High Teams (Team of 10)

 Your child may try out for the 4th, 5th , 6th, Junior High and Senior High Quiz Bowl Team. These teams consists of 4-6 players for each division. Depending on the number of students who try out a team may or may not be formed for the 2015-2016 school year. As teams make more information will be provided.


Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Arkansas Valley Electric is looking for elementary school students (K through Fifth grade) to submit a holiday card design.

The winning design will be used for the Official 2015 Arkansas Valley Holiday card! These cards are mailed to friends of AVECC, Legislators and businesses across the country!

In addition to having his/her artwork featured on this year’s Arkansas Valley Electric holiday card, the winning artist will receive a certificate commemorating their achievement as well as a $50 gift card.

The winning design will also be featured on our website and in Arkansas Living magazine.

Download an entry form, pick one up at any of our offices, or enter online.
Hurry! The deadline to enter is October 30th, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. 

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Holiday Card Design Contest Rules:

  1. All students from K through 5th grade are eligible to participate.


    2014 Winning Entry

  2. Any medium or combination of media may be used, including line drawing, crayons, watercolor, oil, acrylic paint, pastel, chalk, etc.
  3. Submissions should be 8 ½” x 11” in size.
  4. One entry per student. A signed entry form is required.
  5. Artwork must be an original creation.
  6. Submissions can be in color or in black and white.
  7. Greetings may also be included with cover designs, but AVECC maintains the right to select the final greeting.
  8. Each entry must clearly indicate the student’s name, age, grade, teacher and school.
  9. The winning student’s name will appear on the card.
  10. Deadline for entries is October 30th, 2015.

Send entry forms and artwork to:

Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative
Holiday Greeting Card
P.O. Box 47, Ozark, AR 72949

Calling All Creative Kids!

The 8th Annual Children's Poetry Contest returns!




If you're a teacher or parent with a child in grades 3rd-8th, enter them in the 8th annual Children's Poetry Contest for a chance to win:

- A $1,000 scholarship for each winning student's classroom

- A $250 gift certificate for pet products

- A "by-line" in a nationally circulated magazine or online outlet

Six students nationwide will win and we have made it as easy as possible to enter! Kids simply need to write a poem about a pet and the joys they bring, and post it online at PetsAddLife.org (mailed in entries are also accepted). The deadline to enter is January 31, 2016.

Get Started!

For rules, click here and for questions or more information, contact Ashlee Verba at Ashlee@theimpetusagency.com