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Some of the schools are moving to new host institutions in 2017. GHA will be held at WVU, and GSA is moving to Marshall. Both schools for Math and Science are staying where they were in 2016. The Governor's School of Entrepreneurship will be at WVU.
Thanks to the State of West Virginia, more than 500 outstanding students and artists will have the summer of their lives. A tentative schedule for the various academies, including the grades that students are in when they apply, follows. 
​2017 Governor's Schools Schedule
​Governor's School for Math and Science  Grade 7 WVU June 14-22 and June 23-July 1
​Governor’s School for Math and Science Grade 8 WV State  Juy 10-23
​Governor’s School for the Arts Grade 10 Marshall June 25-July 15
​Governor’s Honors Academy         Grade 11  WVU July 2-22
​Governor's School of Entrepreneurship  July 5-25  WVU Grades 9, 10, 11

WeStart with "About Us" and navigate through the site to find about ways to create an unforgettable summer in 2017. 


 Governor's Schools Are Stars in the State's Educational Crown

The State of West Virginia is proud to offer The Governor's Honors 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 year for the Governor's Honors Academy. In 2017, students currently in the ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades have the opportunity to apply to the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship  in its second season. 

School-specific information can be found on the individual school tabs, although some important dates are published on this page.

All Governor's Schools are provided at no cost to the students or their parents.

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It's time to go to the page for  the school you will be attending to find the forms and the student handbook.  Be sure to meet the deadline so you won't be replaced.

 The exciting news this month is that applications are being accepted for the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship.  Design and run your own business in professional but fun atmosphere at West Virginia University.

Letters to students accepted to attend the Governor's School for Math and Science should be mailed before the end of April.


Each of the schools had great social media presence.  Check out their pages.

 GSMS 2016 on Facebook   

 GHA on Facebook

 GSA on Facebook

 GSE on Facebook


Counselors, Parents, County Coordinators and Students--Read below for important information that has been created just for you.


Governor Tomblin Stresses Importance of Governor's Schools


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.
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Prospective Faculty & Staff

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