Sketch Background
Agency Header


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 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.


Important dates for GSA--July 5-25, 2015 at West Virginia Wesleyan College

October 1     Student 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   

We hope to hold all auditions in the month of January, weather permitting.

January  17       Auditions--Washington High in Charles Town
January  24       Auditions--University High in Morgantown 
January  31       Auditions-- South Charleston High School  

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 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. Students not completing Part I by this deadline will not be considered.
February 17           New date--Feb 16 is a Federal holiday  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--WVU--Session I, July 8-17; Session II, July 19-28;

Rising 9th-grade  West Virginia State University July 13-26

January 26     Information packets will be mailed to the schools
January 26      New date  Applications will be posted on website by 6 p.m..  The January 25 date was incorrect.

March 10          Part I  State Deadline for submitting Part I the online part of the application (schools may require earlier deadline)
March 25 Postmark date for state deadline  The school deadline will be considerably earlier. Check with counselor, but wait until after January 30, 2015.  


more about us
--  Very important information about 2015  Governor's Schools


News & Events Governor's Schools RSS News Feed

Kids Go to 'Smart School'
Some of the smartest high school students in West Virginia are at WVU this week for the Governor's Honors more
View RSS feed
See More News & Events

Recent Photos flickr


 Letters to students who have been selected to attend the Governor's School for Math and Science 2015  should be mailed the week of April 20-25.

Prospective faculty and RA staff: See the link at the bottom of this column for application information.


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


 Governor Tomblin Stresses Importance of Governor's Schools


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


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.
See Counselors & Principals Section

Prospective Faculty & Staff

Sketch Background