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 There's a brand new Governor's School. Go to to find out about the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship.  Apply on line.  Deadline is April 15. 


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.

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.

Dates for 2016 Sessions
GHA         Fairmont State University                                         June 26-July 16 
GSA         W. Va. Wesleyan College                                          June 26-July 16
GSMS      Rising 8th Graders (Two Sessions)   WVU             Sess​ I:   July 3-12
                                                                                                   ​ Sess II:  July 14-23
GSMS      Rising 9th Graders W. Va. State University            July 11-24
GSE    GSEGSE         Current 9th, 10th, and 11th graders may apply.


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The handbooks for all of the Governor's Schools except for the School of Entrepreneurship will be available on the website by the end of the day Tuesday, May 17. Forms and directions for completing them will be posted by May 18.



  Go the  GSA pages to find directions to the audition sites and important announcements about auditions.


 See what happened  at GHA on Facebook!

GSA had another fabulous year. Check it out!!!!   GSA 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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