*Annual Conference—held in February for gifted program educators, teachers, and parents; members receive a reduced rate

* Newsletter—quarterly distribution sent electronically to members

*New Chapters Assistance

*Legislative Initiatives—Arkansas Governor's School, Advanced Placement, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, and the mandate for gifted education in Arkansas

* MAP—Members Assistance Project Mini grants for staff development

* Scholarships—for members working toward graduate degrees in gifted and talented education

*Regional Workshops—of interest or need as determined by the membership

*Right to vote and hold office 

Becoming a Member Online is Easy!


Step 1: Click on the link for the Membership Application. (Below)

 Step 2: Follow the link at the end of that form to the payment page.

 Step 3: Make your payment with your credit or debit card.

 That's it!

Member Assistance Program  (MAP)

MAP is a service project sponsored by AGATE to provide assistance to its members by paying registration FEES for two members to attend the Spring AGATE conference.


The deadline for applying is Friday, November 15th, 2019. Applications must be RECEIVED by that date.




  1. Complete the following application information form

  2. Attach a one page essay explaining your individual circumstances and how you will benefit from attending the conference. Applicants should discuss activities/extracurricular tasks in which you are involved and how this conference will help you and your students.


All essays received by November 15th, 2019, will be reviewed by a committee selected by the MAP Chair.


Applicants should fill out the information page and attach their essay to the form. You can mail or email your two part application to:


Mail to: Laura West

             550 Files Road Apt N177

             Hot Springs National Park, AR, 71913


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For Questions/Concerns about the website, please contact:

Bill Shelly