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AudJune 24, 2016

Weather Message Regarding Opening Day on Sunday, June 26


At this point, it is our intention to hold the opening ceremony for the Governor's Honors Academy and the Governor's School for the Arts as scheduled. That being said, given the recent storms and flooding, we realize that some of you will experience problems arriving for the Opening Ceremony on Sunday. Rest assured that we’ll be flexible with arrivals and our programming as needed as we mind the safety and well-being of all of our students. It is important to us that the safety of the you and your parents comes first.
 If your community  is flooded and you cannot make the Ceremony, would you please let the appropriate dean  know by reply to this e-mail when you think you might arrive on   campus. (  GHA--; GSA--
 We'll let your teachers and RA know.   Otherwise, we'll look forward to seeing you on Sunday morning.


 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 are available. Click on the appropriate tab above to get to the school site that applies to you.


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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


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Counselors, Prinicipals, & County Coordinators

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