Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.Attention Juniors and Mature Sophomores who are outstanding Artists, Actors, Musicians, Singers and Dancers: Please email Mr. Burner to obtain information about the 2019 Summer Residential Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts. The areas of study for the four-week summer program held at Radford University from June 24-July 21, 2019 include dance, vocal music, instrumental music, theater and the visual arts. It’s a great opportunity – please do not miss out.For more information visit the Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Schools website.
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Applications for the Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts residential programs (music, visual art, theater and dance) are initiated at the beginning of each school year with your school district Gifted Coordinators and Guidance Counselors. The process involves various deadlines implemented by your school district.
We urge all potential Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts students to talk with their school guidance counselors about the Governor's School application process in September of each school year.