- What is a Governor's School?
CBGS is an academic-year Governor's School program, which means that it offers supplemental coursework during the school year to high-ability high school students. This allows these students to delve deeper into a particular field of study, with targeted, small-group instruction.
- How do I apply to CBGS?
Students interested in applying to CBGS can obtain an application from their school counselor, or download one here. Completed applications should be submitted to your home school counselor.
2016-2017 School Year
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School Holds 14th Annual Science Symposium
The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School hosted its 14th Annual Science Symposium at Virginia Commonwealth University on Saturday, March 11th. During the morning sessions seventy-seven seniors presented their independent research projects which were judged by visiting members of the scientific community from Virginia Commonwealth University, The College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Rappahannock Community College, among others. During the afternoon session the keynote address, “Research at the Bottom of our Planet: The Changing Antarctic Ecosystem” was given by Dr. Deborah Steinberg, a professor at The College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
For more information, including a list of awards, please see the press release.
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School‐Warsaw Campus Competes in the 20th Annual Regional Ocean Science Bowl
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School‐Warsaw Campus sent two teams to compete in the 20th Annual Blue Crab Bowl, held February 18 at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point. The day‐long academic tournament is the Virginia regional contest for the National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB©). Fifteen teams came from across of the Commonwealth, from Manassas to Virginia Beach, Warrenton in the west to Exmore, on the Eastern Shore. The nearly 80 students spent the day in heated tournament competition focused on the marine sciences.
For more information please see the press release.
Director’s List Honor Roll (First Semester 2016-17)
The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School commends our students who earned a place on the “Director’s List Honor Roll” for the first semester of 2016-17. Director’s List Honors are awarded only to students who have earned a 3.6 or better in the semester term. We congratulate the following students for this honor:
Governor’s School Students Win Yorktown Chess Tournament
2015-2016 School Year
Two CBGS Teachers Win the Governor’s Conservation Classroom Challenge
CBGS Students Win Multiple Awards at VJAS
Virginia Department of Education Review
Ever wonder how a governor’s school is held accountable? We don’t exactly have the same data sets (SOL scores, graduation index, etc.) as all other public schools. But we do undergo a thorough review every 6 years sponsored by the Virginia Department of Education.
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School will have our 6-year Evaluation in 2016, when a team of six educators –most of whom work at governor’s schools themselves – will visit our school, observe, interview stakeholders, and review documents. We look forward to hosting the team in February and hearing their assessment of our strengths and challenges.
I wanted to let you know that there is information circulating statewide about possible increased funding for all of Virginia’s governor’s schools. Governor’s school directors have met and most certainly hope for this line item to increase, as outdated funding for our schools limits what we are able to do, at times.
Richmond Grand Prix Chess Tournament
Living Shoreline Installation – Port Royal
On March 18th, students from the Bowling Green campus of CBGS installed a living shoreline at Port Royal. This was part of a collaboration with Friends of the Rappahannock that restored a shoreline by planting native wetland plants at a public boat launch.
2016 Blue Crab Bowl
Keswick Hall Chess Open
Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck Regional Chess Tournament
Native Plant Garden – Bowling Green
2013-2014 School Year
Sixth Annual Chemistry Lab Practical Dinner