What is Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School (CBGS) provides high-ability and gifted students from the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula with a rigorous curriculum through enrichment, exploratory, investigative, and career awareness experiences. Through the integration of math, science, technology, and research, woven with marine and environmental sciences, students have the opportunity to foster an appreciation and respect for environmental issues. In addition, students may earn dual enrollment credits for each course through Rappahannock Community College (RCC).


The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science provides a community of learners the opportunity to explore connections among the environment, math, science, and technology. In addition, CBGS develops leaders who possess the research and technical skills, global perspective, and vision needed to address the challenges of a rapidly changing society.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School provides an educational option for high-ability and gifted students interested in or with an aptitude for math, science, and technology. Sophomores, juniors and seniors from fourteen participating school divisions in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions in Virginia attend the Governor’s School during the morning at one of three sites:

Bowling Green Campus: Caroline, King George, and King William Counties

RCC Glenns Campus: Gloucester, King & Queen, Mathews, Middlesex, and New Kent Counties

RCC Warsaw Campus: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties; Town of Colonial Beach

Dual Enrollment

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School offers its students the opportunity to participate in the dual enrollment program in conjunction with RCC. The advanced coursework taught at CBGS prepares students for rigorous academic coursework in their chosen field of study in college, all while allowing them to pursue college credits while still in high school. Many colleges allow students to apply these credits toward their degree program.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, disabilities, or sex.

The Title IX compliance officer for Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School is Dr. Jason Strong.



Dr. Jason Strong, Director
303 Queen Street
Suite C
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-0267
Fax: 804-443-4039
Bowling Green Site

16221 Richmond Turnpike
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Phone: 804-633-3406
Fax: 804-633-5579
RCC Glenns Site

12745 College Drive
Glenns, VA 23149
Phone: 804-758-6788
Fax: 804-758-5434
RCC Warsaw Site

52 Campus Drive
Warsaw, VA 22572
Phone: 804-333-1306
Fax: 804-333-1306
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a partnership between the Virginia Department of Education, participating School Divisions and Rappahannock Community College, and a member of NCSSSMST (National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology).
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