Governor's School

Gloucester County Public Schools participate in several Governor's Schools supported by the Virginia Department of Education. 

Annual Gov School Information Night Jan 17th

Academic Year Governor’s School Information

For high-school aged students in Grades 10-12.

Save the Date: Academic Year Governor's School Information Night will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 6:30 PM.

Interested in one of these programs? Please contact your School Counselor for more information.

Quick Facts for both CBGS and GSST

2023-2024 Information Letter for Families

Learn more about Transfer credits at Transfer Virginia

January 2023 Overview Presentation

Resources from January 2022:

  • Recorded presentation by Dr. Worley linked below.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School

For Highly Motivated and Talented Students 
** Interested in, or have an aptitude for, MATH, SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY
** For Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors (attend in Grades 10-12)
** Attend CBGS for half the school day -- and GHS classes in the afternoon

This video from CBGS provides a brief introduction to their half-day program. 

CBGS Application (Grades 9 or 10), due Feb. 1st to Counseling Office:

The Written Prompt and MAP assessment required for CBGS will be scheduled and administered by Division staff after the Feb. 1st application deadline. Please complete the parent/student portion and request teacher recommendations by Feb. 1st.

Interested in one of these programs? Please contact your School Counselor for more information.

Governor's School for Science and Technology

Providing a Distinguished Science Curriculum to the Region's Gifted High School Students 

GSST Program School Profile
** Science and Mathematics Half Day Program for Juniors and Seniors (attend Grades 11-12)
** Held at New Horizons Education Center, Butler Farm Rd, Hampton
** Two-Year -- Half Day Program—attend GSST for the morning, GHS classes in the afternoon.

Interested in one of these programs? Please contact your School Counselor for more information.

GSST application process is online:

10th grade students should start the application process by Feb. 1st. Submission due by Feb. 28th via the online portal.
Review ALL prerequisites carefully to ensure correct course enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year:

2022-2023 Program Model

NEW starting Spring 2022—Prospective Student Pipeline (formerly known as Pre-Admission Series or PAS)
** For all interested students
** Sign-up online:

Summer Governor’s School Information

Residential program for Grades 10-11; one week day camp program for Grades 3-7.

Summer Residential Governor's Schools

Overview of 2024 Program Dates and Locations
*updated 1/17/2024

For talented and highly motivated High School Juniors and Seniors interested in: 

  • Visual & Performing Arts

  • Humanities

  • Mathematics 

  • Life Science and Medicine (*not offered 2023*)

  • Agriculture

  • Mentorships in Marine Science or Engineering

For more information, contact Mr. Lord in the GHS Counseling Office, or click here.

Deadline to submit completed application to GHS Counseling Office: January 12th

Summer World Language Academies

  • French, German, and Spanish Academies: June 22– July 13, 2024 at Washington and Lee University

  • Japanese and Latin Academies: June 23 – July 14, 2024 at Randolph Macon College

Interested GHS students should talk to their World Language teacher by December 1st.

Summer Governor's School Programs

Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor's School (MPSRGS)

 ** For Gifted Students Currently in Grades 3-7
 ** Sponsored by Virginia Department of Education and GCPS
 ** Problem-Based Classes 

The 2023 MPSRGS has canceled the summer session this year due to teacher shortage. Hopefully, they will be able to provide this opportunity to our students in the Summer of 2024.

For more information on MPSRGS, contact:

Gaye Murphy, Gifted Education Specialist

Governor's School Liaison 
(804) 693-7498

 Bess Worley II, Ph.D, Director of Assessment and Evaluation