Advanced High School Programs

Resources and Information

Application will open 12/11/23 at 8:00AM and will close 1/12/24 at 11:59PM.

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International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Program at Spotsylvania High School is a four-year program beginning in the 9th grade.  Students in the ninth and tenth grade cohorts take a sequence of courses designed to prepare them for the rigor of the eleventh and twelfth grade IB courses.  A sample course sequence shows the IB four-year scope and sequence of courses taken throughout the program.

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Commonwealth Governor's School (CGS)

The CGS program provides students with a four-year program (students are required each year to take all four subjects) through which they can achieve a deep conceptual understanding of a discipline as well as its integration with other disciplines.  Teachers provide opportunities to experiment, analyze information critically, make conjectures and argue their validity, and solve real world problems both individually and in groups.  Students develop technology skills for effective communication, investigation, and presentation.  Community partnerships provide year-round support, as well as service-learning opportunities. Please visit the regional CGS webpage for more information.