West Virginia's Governor's Schools Offer Students Free Residential Scholastic Opportunity and Chance of a Lifetime
The State of West Virginia is proud to offer The Governor's Honors 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 year for the Governor's Honors Academy.
School-specific information can be found on the individual school tabs, although some important dates are published on this page.
Important Dates for GSA-- July 5-25, 2015 at West Virginia Wesleyan College
October 1 Students applications will be published
October 15-20 Posters and letters will be mailed to school personnel
December 3 GSA applications must be postmarked by the end of the day
December 15-16 Students notified of audition time via email
January 17 Auditions- Washington High in Charles Town
January 24 Auditions- University High in Morgantown
January 31 Auditions- South Charleston High School
Important Dates for GHA-- June 28- July 18, 2015 at Fairmont State University
November 15 GHA applications will be published and website will be updated
November 15 Information will be sent to schools
February 1 Deadline for submitting on line portion of the student application. Student not completing Part I by this deadline will not be considered.
February 17 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--
For rising 8th graders-- Session I, July 8-17; Session II, July 19-28 at West Virginia University
For rising 9th graders-- July 13-26, 2015 at West Virginia State University
January 26 Information packets will be mailed to the schools
January 26 Applications will be posted on the website by 6 p.m.
March 10 Part I State Deadline for submitting Part I of the online part of the application (schools may require an earlier deadline)
March 25 Postmark date for state deadline (the schools deadline will be considerably earlier). Check with your counselor, but wait until after January 30, 2015
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