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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 Schoolsresidential 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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Announcements

See Governor Tomblin's column about the importance of Governor's Schools. 

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Parents

Click here to read more about Governor’s Schools and how to get your child enrolled.
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Students

Want to have an amazing summer and show off your talent? Apply now.
See Students Section

Counselors, Prinicipals, & County Coordinators

School responsibilities, forms, and more specifically for counselors and principals can be found by clicking here.
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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 and GHA is November 21.
The deadline for the GSMS teacher application is January 2.
See Prospective Faculty & Staff Section
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