The Best Three Weeks You Never Imagined!
July 6-26, 2014 at West Virginia Wesleyan College
Just when you're starting to think that things can't get better, they do. For current sophomores, a chance to experience a summer that's so good you cannot even imagine it lies in the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA). The 2014 session of this outstanding opportunity to help young artists develop their talents and expand their horizons will takeif place on the beautiful campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.
If you are a tenth-grader who writes, dances, sings, plays an instrument, acts, draws/paints or works in digital media, take the time to explore this site and talk about it with other students who have attended. They report that the Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) is the "most awesome experience" of their lives. Read through the entire site before making your decision. If it seems that this is just the opportunity you've been looking for, take the first step and start the application process. It could change you forever.
Whatever you do, you should take a look at the awesome video clips and photos created by Jared Thompson and Aaron Kuhn and posted on Facebook (WVGSA2013). Daily broadcasts let family and friends know what was happening at this premier school. In addition, you should read the testimonials and Student Handbook from 2013. If you check out the GSA Roster 2013, you may even find the name of a student with whom you can discuss such an incredible opportunity.
Applicants to the School for the Arts must currently be sophomores who live and attend school in West Virginia. Students who attend public and private schools as well as those who are home-schooled are eligible. Selected students are also expected to attend school within West Virginia next year. Home-schooled students must present verification of West Virginia residency.
Although requirements are discussed at length on another page, it is important that you know from the beginning that students who earned less than a 2.5 GPA for their freshman year or who are not ranked in the top 50% of their class will not be granted an audition and should not apply. There is one exception. You can read about it in the application section.
Note: Please Note: The postmark deadline for GSA applications was extended to December 12, 2013, due to multi-day school closures in some parts of the state. If you mailed your application between December 13 and December 23 (yes, some did), the application will not be considered.
Sherry Keffer, Director of Governor's Schools Department of Education and the Arts
Building 5, Room 205
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305