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Governor school

Governor School

Summer Residential Program


What is summer residential governor school
What is Summer Residential Governor School?

Provides gifted high school sophomores and juniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; agriculture, or through mentorships in marine science , NASA/Engineering, or Medicine & Health Sciences.

Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer.

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.

Mentorships - Work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals.

Three types of applications
Three Types of Applications

Academic Application – complete this application for the Agriculture program, the Humanities program, and the Math, Science, and Technology program

Mentorship Application – complete this application for the Medicine & Health Sciences and the NASA/Engineering and Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) programs

Visual and Performing Arts Application – complete this application for all of the subcategories of the Visual and Performing Arts program (dance, instrumental music, theatre, visual arts, and vocal music)

Eligibility criteria
Eligibility Criteria

  • Strong Academic Standing

  • Two forms of Aptitude tests

  • Two letter of recommendations

  • A student must be neither a current applicant to a 2014 Governor's Foreign Language Academy or other Summer Residential Governor’s School, nor a former participant in these programs. A student may attend only one Foreign Language Academy or Summer Residential Governor’s School program during his or her high school career.

  • A student must be genuinely interested in attending the Governor's School and have the emotional maturity, stability, and self-discipline to live away from home for an extended period.

    • Once selected, a student MUST attend Governor School.

Governor school

Program Location Student Capacity

Agriculture (AG) VTECH 100

Humanities (HUM) Radford University 200

Medicine & Health Sciences VCU26

Mathematics, Science, Technology Lynchburg College 160

NASA/NIA Christopher Newport University12

VIMS Christopher Newport University 6

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Radford University 200

Visual performing arts programs
Visual & Performing Arts Programs Capacity


Instrumental Music

Vocal Music


Visual Arts

Vpa governor school
VPA Governor School Capacity

Radford University – June 22 – July 19for the 2014 Summer Residential Governor's School for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts.

In order to receive a Governor’s School certificate, students are required to be in attendance from the opening ceremony on June 22 through the closing ceremony on July 19.

Student Parent Handbook:

Vpa adjudication
VPA – Adjudication Capacity

  • Limited Allotment per School

  • If nominated for any of the VPA category – Students will go through adjudication process.

  • 2014 Adjudication Site:

    • Shenandoah University – January 11, 2014

  • Failure to show up for adjudication – Students will be responsible to pay $25 cancellation fee.

Academic programs
Academic Programs Capacity



Mathematics, Science & Technology

Mentorships in Engineering, Marine Science, and Medicine and Health Sciences

Academic programs dates
Academic Programs & Dates Capacity

  • Agriculture (AG) Virginia Tech

    • (4 weeks) June 29 – July 26, 2014

  • Humanities (HUM) Radford University

    • (4 weeks) June 22– July 19, 2014

  • Medicine and Health Sciences - Virginia Commonwealth University

    • (4 weeks) June 29– July 25, 2014

  • Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST) Lynchburg College

    • (4 weeks) June 29 – July 26, 2014

    • NASA/NIA Mentorship (NASA/NIA) Christopher Newport University

      • (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19, 2014

      • Virginia Institute of Marine Science Mentorship (VIMS) Christopher Newport University

      • (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19, 2014

  • Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Radford University

    • (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19, 2014

  • Application process
    Application Process Capacity

    • All application MUST be completed electronically. Original Signatures are Required.

    • Print Name on Top of EACH page

    • Pages are numbered correctly & In correct order

    • Letter of References MUST have original signature.

    • Teachers are Required to use online reference form

    • All forms can be found at the following website:


    Application continue
    Application Continue Capacity

    • Complete ALL Information

    • Relevant activities, training, experiences, and honors

    • Essay/VPA Statement of Interest

    • Applicant & Parent/Guardian Assurances

    • Teacher Recommendation:

      • Narrative/Reference should be on school letterhead

      • Student’s name MUST be displayed on top

      • Original signature

      • Must use online fillable form

    Deadlines Capacity

    • All interested students MUST notify Ms. Jamil by October 25, 2013 – No late-comers will be considered!

    • All VPA interested students – Please see your performing arts teacher

      • All nominees will be requested to submit page 1 of application by October 23, 2013

      • VPA Application Due – November 22, 2013 (Only applicable to nominees sent forward for adjudication)

  • Academic & Mentorship Application Deadline – November 22, 2013 – No Exceptions!

  • Reference link
    Reference Link Capacity