February 14, 2014

The Appalachian Summer Regional Governor’s School at Wytheville Community College is currently accepting applications for the 2014 program scheduled for June 18-July 1, 2014.

All rising 10th-, 11th-, and 12th-grade students identified as gifted by the local school systems of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Wythe counties and part of Smyth County as well as the City of Galax are invited to apply. Applications are being accepted through April 1, 2014 with local high school guidance departments. If you are interested in attending, please contact your local high school guidance department for an application.

The program is designed to provide gifted high school students with an enriching learning experience while earning four college credits. The school is in operation from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. daily. This summer the morning courses offered are Cryptography, Appalachian Art and Culture, Local Ecology, and Architecture in Fiction. Afternoon classes include Mass Media, Forensic Science, Performing Shakespeare, Creating a Renaissance Faire, and Interpersonal Communications. The program is free to eligible identified gifted students and does not discriminate.

The Virginia Department of Education, Wytheville Community College and the local school divisions jointly sponsors the Governor’s School. The program’s director, Bill Grose, can be reached by e-mail at bgrose@wcc.vccs.edu. To learn more about the program and 2014 courses, please visit the homepage at http://wcc.vccs.edu/gs .


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