What it Means to be a Governor’s School Student

The Virginia Governor’s School Program was founded in 1973. It has since grown to include more than forty sites throughout the state, which are supported by the Virginia Board of Education and the General Assembly.

There are three types of Governor’s School programs: summer residential, summer regional, and academic-year programs. The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School is an academic-year program, which supplements the instruction gifted students receive at their high schools.

Governor’s Schools help localities tailor educational challenges to meet the needs and interests of gifted students. These programs emphasize the use of non-traditional teaching methods to delve into a specific field of study, using small-group instruction, hands-on-experiences, research, field studies, and/or realistic or artistic productions.

The Academic-Year Governor’s Schools are established as “joint schools” by Virginia school law. They are managed by a governing board of representatives from the school boards of each participating division. The regional governing board is charged with developing policies for the school, including the school’s admissions process.

What it Means to be a Governor’s School Student

The Virginia Governor’s School Program was founded in 1973. It has since grown to include more than forty sites throughout the state, which are supported by the Virginia Board of Education and the General Assembly.

There are three types of Governor’s School programs: summer residential, summer regional, and academic-year programs. The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School is an academic-year program, which supplements the instruction gifted students receive at their high schools.

Governor’s Schools help localities tailor educational challenges to meet the needs and interests of gifted students. These programs emphasize the use of non-traditional teaching methods to delve into a specific field of study, using small-group instruction, hands-on-experiences, research, field studies, and/or realistic or artistic productions.

The Academic-Year Governor’s Schools are established as “joint schools” by Virginia school law. They are managed by a governing board of representatives from the school boards of each participating division. The regional governing board is charged with developing policies for the school, including the school’s admissions process.

SCHOOL LOCATIONS

Administration

Terri L. Perkins, Director
P. O. Box 1410
202 South Church Lane
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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