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 firstname.lastname@example.org. An informational meeting will be held in October.
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 |
- Mathematics, Science & Technology
- Medicine & Health Sciences
- Marine Science
|2016 Visual & Performing Arts Programs |
- Instrumental Music
- Vocal Music
- Visual Arts
**Please note that this year each ACADEMIC program has a unique application. Please use the proper application. Applications can be found in the folders below. **
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 Acadamy 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