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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, which are 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 apply for the Governor's School for Math and Science in either the seventh or eighth grade; they apply for the Governor's School for the Arts during their sophomore year; and they apply for the Governor's Honors Academy
during their junior year.

School-specific information can be found on the individual school tabs, although some important dates follow.

Important dates for GSA--July 6-26, 2014
July 6-26               On campus at West Virginia Wesleyan College
December 3           RA applications will be published
December 10          Application Deadline for students
December 27, 28    Audition appointments will be sent to qualifying students via email.          
January 25             Auditions--University High in Morgantown
February 1             Auditions--Washington High in Charles Town
February 8             Auditions--South Charleston High in South Charleston
Important dates for GHA---June 29-July 19, 2014
December 3          GHA applications will be published
December 3            RA applications will be published
December 16          Information will be sent to schools
February 28          State Deadline for submitting Part I of the application (schools may require earlier deadline)
March 12                State Deadline: County recommendations must be postmarked no later than March 12 

Important dates for GSMS 2014  For rising 8th graders--Session I, June 22-July 1; Session II, July 2-11; Rising 9th-grade session July 27-August 9. 
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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Click here to read more about Governor’s Schools and how to get your child enrolled.
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Want to have an amazing summer and show off your talent? Apply now.
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Counselors, Prinicipals, & County Coordinators

School responsibilities, forms, and more specifically for counselors and principals can be found by clicking here.
See Counselors & Principals Section

Prospective Faculty & Staff

The Governor’s Schools seek outstanding professionals each year. Faculty applications are now available for the Governor’s Honors Academy and the Governor’s School for the Arts. The deadline for applying to teach at GSA is December 2; the deadline for applying to teach at GHA is December 18.
GSMS faculty applications, which have not been released, are due January 15.
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