Summer Residential Governor's School
Academic Letter of Intent 2017.docx
Arts Letter of Intent 2017.docx
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS (SRGS)
The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) (Academic, Mentorships, Visual and Performing Arts) are month-long residential programs for tenth and eleventh grade students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Summer Residential Governor's Schools are housed on various campuses throughout the Commonwealth and are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and local school divisions. Tuition for the programs is paid by the county, though students may be assessed a nominal activities fee.
The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) (Academic, Mentorships, Visual and Performing Arts) are month-long residential programs for tenth and eleventh grade students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Summer Residential Governor's Schools are housed on various campuses throughout the Commonwealth and are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and local school divisions.
The SRGS Academic programs provide intellectually challenging and enriching experiences within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication for a limited number of academically/intellectually gifted high school students. Each college-based program provides a curriculum that integrates subject matter from various disciplines around its overall program theme. Each mentorship program provides challenging work experiences relevant to the mentorship site.
Agriculture (100 students) Virginia Tech (agribusiness, biotechnology, environmental science & its implications, international trade, resource management)
Humanities (200 students) Radford University (anthropology, economics, history, literature, media, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology)
Medicine and Health Science (26 students) Virginia Commonwealth University (biology, chemistry, computer science applications, environmental science, forensics, medicine, physics)
Math, Science & Technology (160 students) Lynchburg College (anatomy & physiology, astronomy, computer programming, geology, hydrology, hypermedia, physics, upper level mathematics)
NASA/Langley Research Center (12 students) Christopher Newport University (aeronautical engineering, computer science—advanced, electrical engineering, material science, mechanical engineering)
VIMS/Virginia Institute of Marine Science (6 students) Christopher Newport University (coastal law, fisheries, marine resources management, wetlands ecology)
The (SRGS) for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) provides artistically challenging and intellectually enriching experiences. This learning occurs within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication. The VPA program focuses on process, not upon finished works of art. The program exposes students to a wide variety of experiences in an art form and offers participants opportunities to explore numerous aspects of variety of art forms. Students spend the month interacting with outstanding arts professionals from throughout the country.
Visual and Performing Arts Radford University
Instrumental Music (55-60 students)
Vocal Music (20-25 students)
Visual Art (45-50 students)
Dance (20-25 students)
Theater (45-50 students)
Links to major applications:
2017 Agriculture Colgan.doc
2017 Arts Colgan.doc
2017 Humanities Colgan.doc
2017 Math Science Technology Colgan.doc
Links to recommendation forms:
Academic Teacher A.xls
Academic Teacher B.xls
Arts Teacher A.xlsx
Arts Teacher B.xls
ALL applications and recommendation forms as well as additional information are available through the PWCS central Gifted Education pages. https://www.pwcs.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=340225&pageId=6224281
Additional Information on the Governor’s Schools may be obtained by visiting the Virginia Department of Education website at: www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Govschools/SRGS.