West Virginia's Governor's Schools Offer Students Free Residential Scholastic Opportunity
The State of West Virginia is proud to offer The Governor's Schools, residential summer sessions for academically and/or artistically talented students from across West Virginia. Consisting of three programs that take place every summer on the campuses of various state colleges and institutions of learning, the programs are based on the premise that West Virginia's youth must be provided with special opportunities for learning and personal development in order for them to realize their full potential.
Students may attend the Governor's School for Math and Science following either the seventh or eighth grade; they apply for the Governor's School for the Arts during their sophomore year; and they apply during their junior yearfor the Governor's Honors Academy.
School-specific information can be found on the individual school tabs, although some important dates follow.
THE ONLY CORRECT DATES BELOW ARE THE DATES OF THE SCHOOLS THEMSELVES. ALL OTHER DATES ARE WORKS IN PROGRESS THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Important dates for GSA--July 5-25, 2015 at West Virginia Wesleyan College
October 1 Student applications will be published
December 3 GSA applications must be postmarked by the end of the day
December 15, 16 Students notified of audition time via email
We hope to hold all auditions in the month of January, weather permitting.
January Auditions--South Charleston High in South Charleston
January Auditions--Washington High in Charles Town
January Auditions--University High in Morgantown
Most auditions are scheduled for Saturdays; however, Friday evening of each audition weekend is held open to handle any overflow.
Important dates for GHA---June 28-July 18, 2015
November 10 Information will be sent to schools
November 15 GHA applications will be published
February 1 Deadline for submitting on line portion of the student application. Students not completing Part I by this deadline will not be considered.
February 10 GHA applications must be mailed to the Governor's Schools office by the county superintendent's office by the end of the day.
Important dates for GSMS 2015 For rising 8th graders--Session I, July 8-17; Session II, July 18-27; Rising 9th-grade session at West Virginia State University will be held sometime in July.
January 20 GSMS applications will be published and website will be updated
February 10 Information packets will be mailed to the schools
March 24 State Deadline for submitting Part I of the application (schools may require earlier deadline)
March 31 Postmark date for state deadline The school deadline will be considerably earlier. Check with counselor, but wait until February. Materials are scheduled to be mailed to the schools February 10.
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