Governor's School

Instructor: McGrath

Virginia Governor's Schools

Virginia Governor's Schools provide some of the state's most able students academically and artistically challenging programs beyond those offered in their home schools. With the support of the Virginia Board of Education and the General Assembly, the Governor's Schools presently include summer residential, summer regional, and academic-year programs serving more than 7,500 gifted students from all parts of the commonwealth.

Three types of Governor's Schools provide appropriate learning endeavors for gifted students throughout the commonwealth: Academic-Year Governor's Schools (AYGS), Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRsGS) and the Summer Regional Governor's Schools (SRgGS).

The application process begins at the school level in October. Announcements will be posted in the building and on School Fusion. Students who have questions or who are interested in applying for the 2015 Summer Residential Governor’s Schools may contact Karima Wesselhoft at . An informational meeting will be held in October.

Summer Language Academics

Summer Academics

Visual & Performing Arts - Summer

Innovation Park Year-long

Thomas Jefferson Year-long

The various Virginia Governor's School Programs all use a competitive admission process to select participants. Application timelines vary based on the program. Please review the following information carefully. The programs include:

2016 Academic Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science

2016 Visual & Performing Arts Programs

  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts

**Please note that this year each Academic


Foreign Language Governor's School Mandatory Interest Meeting

All students interested in being considered for the 2016 Summer Residential Foreign Language Governor's Schools must attend a mandatory meeting on Monday, November 9 at 2:20 in Mrs. Byers' room (2009).

French or Spanish Immersion Academy candidates must be a 10th or 11th grader currently in level 3 or higher of the language. Japanese Partial Immersion Academy candidates must be a 10th or 11th grader currently in level 2 or higher of ANY world language.

Deadlines - Arts Gov School

October 23: Last day to sign up for a local audition time
November 4-5: Local auditions at Woodbridge High School. You must complete the preliminary application prior to the audition.
December 11: Requests for teacher recommendations should be made by this date.
January 8: Arts application due. Arts teacher recommendations due.
January 9: State Auditions


Early College Scholars
All students interested in applying for academic SRGS programs (summer "Gov School") or in taking a Virtual VA online course are strongly encouraged to become an Early College Scholar. All students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will also receive an enrollment form at their DSP conference.

Governor's School for Foreign Language
Please see your foreign language teacher for more information about this Governor's School.

Governor's School @ Innovation Park
AYGS program offered for PWCS students

SRGS General Information
VDOE information on humanities, arts, MST, and mentorship programs

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
AYGS offered for PWCS students

Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School
Virginia DOE state site for SRGS.

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