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Governor's School
Instructor: Baran/Bredbenner   

The various Virginia Governor's School Programs all use a competitive admission process to select participants. Application timelines vary based on the program. Please review the following information carefully. The programs include:

Summer opportunities

  1. Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) for Academics and for Art - Please see below for more information and application materials.
  2. Governor's Foreign Language Academies - Please contact your World Language teacher or visit the official web site at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/foreign_language/language_academies/index.shtml for more information about this summer program. 
Academic Year Opportunities
  1. Thomas Jefferson High School - Please visit http://www.tjhsst.edu/ for more information about this four-year, full-time high school program in Alexandria, VA. 
  2. Governor's School @ Innovation Park - Please visit http://governor.schools.pwcs.edu/ for more information about this two-year, dual-enrollment program (Grades 11 & 12) in conjunction with George Mason University's Prince William Campus in Manassas.
  


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.

 

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.

Students in the classes of 2017 and 2018 are eligible to apply for the 2016 programs.

Applications for the 2016 programs are now posted in the document folders at the bottom of this page. Please use the versions provided here and do not download applications from the VDOE website on your own. All submitted applications must be typed.

 

Academic Programs

Agriculture (100 students) Virginia Tech (agribusiness, biotechnology, environmental science & its implications, international trade, resource management). Dates: June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016.

Humanities (200 students) Radford University (anthropology, economics, history, literature, media, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology). Dates: June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016.

Medicine and Health Sciences (26 students) Virginia Commonwealth University (biology, chemistry, computer science applications, environmental science, forensics, medicine, physics).  Dates: June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016.

Math, Science & Technology (160 students) Lynchburg College(anatomy & physiology, astronomy, computer programming, geology, hydrology, hypermedia, physics, upper-level mathematics). Dates: July 3, 2016 to July 30, 2016. 

Engineering Mentorship with NASA/Langley Research Center (12 students) Christopher Newport University(aeronautical engineering, advanced computer science, electrical engineering, material science, mechanical engineering).  Date: June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016. 

Marine Science Mentorship with VIMS/Virginia Institute of Marine Science (6 students) Christopher Newport University (coastal law, fisheries, marine resources management, wetlands ecology). Dates: June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016).  

The application process begins at the school level in October. Announcements will be posted in the building and on School Fusion.  Students who have questions or who are interested in applying for the 2016 Summer Residential Governors Schools may contact Mrs. Baran or Mr. Bredbenner.  

Students interested in the LSM, VIMS, and NASA programs should see Mrs. Baran and Mr. Bredbenner for an application and to discuss the selectiveness of these programs.

 

Visual and Performing Arts (Radford University)

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.

Instrumental Music (55-60 students)

Vocal Music (20-25 students)

Visual Art (45-50 students)

Dance (20-25 students)

Theater (45-50 students)

 

Dates:  June 26, 2016 to July 23, 2016.  

Students interested in an arts audition must request an audition slot by signing up in room 1145 by Friday, October 23, 2015 as well as following the below link to sign-up with the county. The local auditions will take place at Woodbridge High School after school on November 4th for Instrumental Music and Visual Arts. The local auditions for Vocal Music, Theater, and Dance will take place on November 5th, also at Woodbridge High School after school.  Those students selected to go forward to states, must complete a formal application and attend the state audition on January 9, 2016. This year the state auditions will be at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. If there is a conflict with All-County, then arrangements can be made with appropriate notification.

IMPORTANT LINKS:  

SIGN-UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME AT:
 http://tinyurl.com/SRGS-Auditions


LINK FOR PRELIMINARY APPLICATION:  http://tinyurl.com/PreliminaryApplication
 

 


 

ANNUAL YEAR GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS (AYGS)

Governor's School @ Innovation Park
GS@IP is a partial day STEM program offered for students' junior and senior years. The program gives students the opportunity to work with professionals in STEM fields, conduct authentic scientific research, and earn college credit. The program is based at the Manassas Campus of George Mason University and is a partial day program. Students attend the GS@IP in the mornings and return to Forest Park for the last block of the day (6th and 7th period), when they generally take English and social studies courses. Students participate in the program their junior and senior years; applications are due in the winter of sophomore year. Students must have completed Algebra II/Trigonometry by the end of their sophomore year in order to enroll in the program.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Most students enroll in TJHS beginning their ninth grade year; however a limited number of students are accepted sophomore and junior years. This application process takes place in June. See the TJHS website for more information.

Class Announcements
SRGS: ARTS AUDITION
PLEASE TO REMEMBER TO REGISTER FOR THE LOCAL AUDITION FOR THE SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 23. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER AND PARTICIPATE FOR THE LOCAL AUDITION, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND.
SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL (SRGS)
THE 2016 APPLICATIONS/FORM FOR ALL SRGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE FOLDERS ON THE GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL PAGE.
VPA SRGS 2015 Notice
The auditions for Theater and Piano will not take place on November 5th; the time and place is yet to be decided. Please check in with Mrs. Baran and Mr. Bredbenner for updates.
Applications

Students applying for Arts programs should only complete the preliminary application; once students know they are going forward to the state auditions, then they should complete the full application.

Students applying for humanities, math/science/technology, and agriculture programs should complete the academic application.

Students applying for the mentorships programs or the Life Sciences/Medicine program should complete the mentorship application.
Discussion Topics
Class Contacts
+ Baran, Theresa
+ Bredbenner, Dan
Click on name to see details.
Class Files
 SRGS Academic
This application is for humanities, math/science/technology, and agriculture programs.

You will need to type the application. If you can e-mail Mrs. Baran or Mr. Bredbenner your completed application in addition to submitting the typed, printed copy, that allows us to make necessary changes at school when we review your application with you.

Please do not forget that you need two teacher recommendations. Teacher A should be a current teacher in your area of interest. Teacher B can be any non-related adult who can rate you based on the recommendation criteria.
 SRGS Mentorship Programs
Materials related to the Medicine and Health Sciences program and the Engineering and Marine Science Mentorships.

These programs are very highly selective. Please do not apply to any of these areas without consulting with Mrs. Baran and Mr. Bredbenner in room 1145. Scientific research (VJAS or ISEF methodology) is required for Marine Science and essentially necessary for Engineering.
 SRGS Visual and Performing Arts
Information, application, and all you need to know about the Summer Residential Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University.
 The Governor's School @ Innovation Park
Information about the ACADEMIC YEAR dual enrollment program at George Mason University's Prince William campus. Please also see the GS@IP web site to make sure you are getting the latest updates on the program.

Forest Park's points of contact for GS@IP are Ms. Markensen and Ms. Neace, Guidance Counselors. Questions should be directed to Mr. James Mudd (see below).

Completed applications should be submitted directly to Mr. James Mudd, PWCS Supervisor of Gifted Education and Specialty Programs, at the Kelly Leadership Center. Please contact Mr. Mudd directly with any questions at muddje@pwcs.edu or 703.791.7400.
 General Information for Students and Parents for the 2016 SRGS.pdf
Highly-detailed, official student and parent guide published by the state. An excellent resource for program details.
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