Appalachian Summer Regional Governor's School


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Summer 2022 Program – July 18-22, 2022

The Appalachian Summer Regional Governor's School has two primary focus areas. One is to provide a variety of academic experiences in arts, science, and technology to a diverse group of academically gifted high school students. The second focus is to provide a summer enrichment experience that is academically and intellectually challenging for gifted students in an environment in which students can reach their individual learning potential.

The Governor's School serves selected rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors in Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe counties, and the city of Galax. It is funded and coordinated jointly by these area public schools, Wytheville Community College, and with funding by the Virginia Department of Education.

Summer 2022 Class Offerings

  • Taming the Snake: Solving Real-World Problems with Python
  • Roleplaying History: Loyalty & Secession in A Civil War Border State
  • Graphic Design
  • Topics In Theatre: Using Improvisation to Promote Creativity



Applications and additional information is available from your high school counselor or use the online Governor's School Application.  The deadline for application is April 8, 2022. Students are also required to submit a Parent/Guardian Permission Form to their school counselor. These forms are available at this link or from your high school counselor.

Appalachian Summer Regional Governor's School Location:

Wytheville Community College
1000 East Main St
Wytheville, VA 24382


Jenny Buchanan
Appalachian Governor's School
Phone: 276.620.6742
Fax: 276-637-4452