Purpose: To provide academically enriching opportunities to students identified as gifted that are not usually available in area schools, while earning college credit.
Eligibility: Students who have been identified as gifted by their school system and who are currently enrolled in grades 9, 10, and 11.
Courses: Students will take a three-credit college course. The course will be in person during the week-long program with online pre-course work and a required virtual orientation that will be completed the week prior.
Credit: Three semester college credits will be earned for the course successfully completed which may count as elective transfer credit at the discretion of the transferring colleges.
Cost: Tuition is provided at no cost. Lunch is provided by Wythe County Public School Federal Summer Lunch Program USDA at no cost to students.
Application: Applications and additional information is available from your high school counselor. The deadline for application is April 8, 2022.
Selection: Application does not guarantee acceptance. The Governor's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or color. The program will be offered based on funding.
Attendance: Students are required to attend the entire class day the week of July 18-22, 2022. Students are also required to attend a virtual course orientation session and complete pre-course work online the week of July 11-15, 2022. In addition, the final student program, which is tentatively scheduled for 6:00 pm on July 22, 2022, in the Snyder Auditorium at Wytheville Community College, is considered part of the course requirements.
Transportation: Buses will be available to students from Carroll, Galax, Grayson, and Smyth counties; students may provide their own transportation at their own expense.