The State of West Virginia is pleased to offer, at no cost, premier summer programs for students following their seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, and eleventh grades in school.
The faculty and staff for all of the West Virginia Governor’s Schools are carefully selected, giving students a specially designed curriculum. Students attend workshops, classes, and a variety of stimulating extra-curricular activities in the areas of arts, humanities, mathematics, science, and technology.
Except for providing health care insurance and transportation to and from the school site, Governor’s Schools are entirely free for students. They are administered by the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, Gayle C. Manchin Cabinet Secretary.
APPLICATIONS ARE DUE IN THE OFFICE BY MARCH 7, 2018.
All students applying for one of the state’s Governor’s Schools must currently reside and attend school in West Virginia and plan to be a student the following year. For example, a student who graduates after three years is not eligible to attend GHA. Neither is a student who will be moving out of state during the summer. Students who know they are moving to another state are honor bound to notify the director of Governor’s Schools. “Attending school” includes those students who are educated in home schools and private/parochial schools. Home-schooled students must provide proof of residency.
Please visit the WV Governor’s Schools site for information and applications.