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Governor's Schools


The Gloucester County Public Schools participate in several Governor’s Schools supported by the Virginia Department of Education. Opportunities for high school students include the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School, the Governor’s School for Science and Technology, and the Summer Residential Governor’s Schools. The Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor’s School is for students currently in grades 4-7 identified for gifted education services in GCPS.
 

SAVE THE DATE! Governor's School Information Night, November 29, 2016, 6:30 pm, for grades 7-10, Page Middle School.


If you are unable to attend or you have questions about this meeting,
please contact us at 804-693-4795 or speak to your school counselor.


Or Please Complete this Short Survey to Request Information via email
https://goo.gl/forms/0G6C670RJLiLCeim2


 

 


 

Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School 

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) provides an educational option for highly motivated and talented students interested in or with an aptitude for math, science, and technology.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors from thirteen participating school divisions in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions in Virginia attend the Governor’s School during the morning at one of three sites:  Rappahannock Community College-Glenns Campus, Rappahannock Community College-Warsaw Campus or Bowling Green High School in Caroline County.

CBGS MISSION:  The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science provides a community of learners the opportunity to explore connection among the environment, math, science, and technology, and develops leaders who possess the research and technical skills, global perspective, and vision needed to address the challenges of a rapidly changing society. 

The CBGS program operates under a shared day model where students attend the CBGS at their regional site for half of the school day and attend their home high school for the other half of the day. GCPS students attend CBGS at the Glenns campus of Rappahannock Community College in the morning and Gloucester High School classes in the afternoon. GHS school counselors work to arrange student schedules accordingly.

GCPS students are selected to attend the CBGS through a rigorous application process that includes a student essay, teacher recommendations, standardized test scores in math and science, and academic preparation. An informational meeting for interested parents and students is held in December of each year and applications are reviewed in February/March.

For more information, please contact the GCPS Office of Gifted Education Services at
(804) 693-4795, or visit the CBGS website: http://www.cbgs.k12.va.us

Contact your School Counselor for assistance or call (804) 693-7688.

NOTE: The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a rigorous program focusing on marine and environmental science. Strong candidates for this program must have successfully completed Algebra I or Geometry in 8th grade. Due to the number of openings for each academic year, the application process for Gloucester County will first consider only applications from rising 10th and 11th grade students (current 9th and 10th grade students). For more information, please contact Dr. Bess Worley, Office of Gifted Education Services, (804) 693-4795.
 


 

Governor’s School for Science and Technology
(at New Horizons Regional Education Center)

Academic Year Governor's School Information night (7th thru 10th grade students),

 

 

The Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) at New Horizons Regional Education Center is operated by Gloucester, Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County, and York County Schools. In keeping with their 21 year history of providing a distinguished science curriculum to the region’s gifted high school students, the Governor’s School provides a cohesive, innovative science and mathematics program which:

  • Embraces quality programming standards for gifted students recommended by the  Virginia Department of Education and the National Association for Gifted Children,

  • Prepares students for acceptance into top universities

  • Provides a cohesive sequence of courses in science, research, and mathematics

  • Provides opportunities for social peer interaction, as well as career and college

  • Provides leadership education and opportunities throughout the program

The Governor’s School is a two-year, half-day program for 11th and 12th graders. Additional courses will be taken at the home high school to complete an Advanced Diploma degree. Each strand provides a unique emphasis on both the science subject matter and associated career fields. Students will be able to participate in one of the following three strands:

  • The Engineering Strand involves an intense, rigorous study of fundamental principles of engineering and calculus-based physics.
  • The Biological Science Strand provides insights into organic and inorganic chemistry in conjunction with cell and molecular biology by employing advanced technologies utilized in medicine, forensic science, and research labs.
  • The Scientific Programming Strand combines the study of structured and object-oriented programming with applications in practical, non-calculus based, physics scenarios.  

For more information, please contact the GCPS Office of Gifted Education Services at
(804) 693-4795, or visit the GSST website at http://www.nhgs.tec.va.us.

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For more information, see your School Counselor or contact us at gifted.services@gc.k12.va.us or 804-693-4795.

NOTE: The Governor's School for Science and Technology is a rigorous program focusing on advanced mathematics, science and technology. Strong candidates for this program must have successfully completed Algebra I or Geometry in 8th grade. Students interested in the Engineering Strand must successfully complete Algebra II Honors in 9th Grade and Math Analysis in 10th Grade. A suggested Program of Studies to prepare for the GSST program is available at http://www.nhgs.tec.va.us/governorsschool/admissions.php for Gloucester County students.

 

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools 

The Virginia Governor’s School Program began in 1973 when Governor Linwood Holton established the first summer residential programs for 400 gifted students from across the commonwealth. From its beginnings, with three summer schools in 1973, the program has expanded to more than 40 sites throughout the commonwealth. 

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; life science and medicine; or through mentorships in marine science or engineering. The specific programs are:  

Summer Residential Governor’s School for Humanities

Summer Residential Governor’s School of Life Sciences and Medicine

Summer Residential Governor’s School for Visual and Performing Arts

Summer Residential Governor’s School Mentorships in Engineering and Marine Science at NASA and VIMS

Summer Residential Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Summer Residential Governor’s School for Agriculture

Governor's Foreign Language Academies: Immersion Programs in French, German, and Spanish

Governor's Foreign Language Academies: Partial-immersion programs in Japanese and Russian

Governor's Foreign Language Academies: Latin Academy

 

All school divisions are limited to the number of students that may be nominated for each program. Students interested in the Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts will have to audition for the GCPS local selection committee due to the limited number of students that may be sent to the state-level auditions from GCPS.

For more information, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Governor’s Schools websites:

Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor’s School 

The MPSRGS is for identified gifted students currently in grades 3-7. This summer, Rappahannock Community College, Glenns campus, in Gloucester County will host the Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor’s School.  The program is sponsored and funded by the Virginia Department of Education with contributions from the participating school systems. The participants include the nine public school systems of Charles City County, Essex County, Gloucester County, King and Queen County, King William County, Mathews County, Middlesex County, New Kent County, and the town of West Point. This school provides problem-based classes for approximately 105 identified gifted students in participating school divisions. The application process includes an essay, academic information, and a teacher recommendation.  

Parents of students identified for gifted education services in grades 3-7,
please sign-up for our e-mail list for the Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor's School.
We will be using a web-based submission form for all Gloucester applicants this year.
Please complete this form to be sure we have a current email address for your child.
Please call us at 804-693-4795 to be put on our phone/mail list for all this important information.
We will only be sending this information via email unless you contact us to make a non-computer arrangement.
More information will be available in January/February.

 

 

Gifted Education E-Mail List Form


For more information, please contact the GCPS Office of Gifted Education Services at
(804) 693-4795.