Students who are eligible to attend Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School are high ability 10th, 11th and 12th graders from participating school divisions. The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, disabilities, or sex.
- successful completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and one or two high school credits in science (Earth Science preferred).
- a “B” average for the current and previous school years (based on local grading scale).
- a composite/total score of 85% or higher on a standardized achievement and/or ability test, OR a score of 85% or higher on a math or science quantitative subtest.
Other selection criteria:
- grade point average (20%)
- Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Math score (30%)
- Science article analysis/writing prompt (20%)
- Science and Math faculty recommendations (15% each, or 10% each with interview)
- optional local interview (10%)
Dual enrollment criteria:
Virginia Placement Test (VPT) scores are not used to determine CBGS admission. However if selected for CBGS, students must complete the VPT (or acceptable alternative test listed below).
However, in order to receive dual enrollment credit for CBGS courses, the student must meet the scoring guidelines for the VPT set forth by RCC and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).
Students must qualify for English 111 and pass a minimum of Math Modules 1-5 (Math Modules 1-9 are required by the second semester of the sophomore year). Acceptable test scores that may be used in place of the VPT are listed below:
PSAT: English/Writing – 50 , Reading – 50 , Mathematics – 52
SAT: English/Writing – 500 , Reading – 500 , Mathematics – 520
ACT: English/Writing – 18 , Reading – 18 , Mathematics – 22