About the Program

Purpose: To provide academically enriching opportunities 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 presently enrolled in grades 9, 10, and 11.

Courses: Two courses, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, to be selected from the offerings each summer.

Credit: Two semester college credits will be given for each course 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 are available from school guidance counselors. The deadline for application is March 31, 2020. Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 1, 2020.

Selection: Application does not guarantee acceptance. The Governor's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or color.

Attendance: Students are required to attend each class day. Classes meet for 10 days. The final program is scheduled for 6:00 pm on June 22, 2020, in a location to be announced at Wytheville Community College.

Transportation: Buses will be available to students from Carroll, Galax, Grayson, and Smyth counties; students may provide their own transportation at their own expense. 


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