Virginia Governor's School Programs

Regional Governor's Schools

Blue Ridge Regional Environmental Studies Governor's School (BREGS)
  • Two week summer program 
  • For rising 6th to 9th grade students
  • 10 openings - and several at large spaces of which FCPS usually gets 3-4

Performing and Visual Arts Northwest (PAVAN)

  • Two week summer program 
  • For rising 9th to 12th grade students
  • Openings - typically 40 per division, but that depends on what talents are within a school division at the time (i.e. FCPS usually has 0 guitar applicants but will get about 60% of the visual art openings)

Residential Governor's Schools

Learn more about the Residential Governor's School programs listed below.

Academic

  • Humanities
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • Radford University campus
    • 200 students accepted
  • Math, Science & Technology
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • Lynchburg College campus
    • 160 students accepted
  • Agriculture
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • VPI & SU campus
    • 100 students accepted 

Mentorships

  • National Aeronautics & Space Administration
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • Christopher Newport University campus
    • 12 students accepted
  • VA Institute of Marine Sciences
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • Christopher Newport University campus
    • 6 students accepted
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
    • One month summer program
    • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
    • Virginia Commonwealth University campus
    • 26 students accepted

Visual and Performing Arts

  • One month summer program
  • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
  • Radford University campus
  • Dance (20-25 students)
  • Theater (40-45 students)
  • Vocal (25-30 students)
  • Instrumental Music (50-55 students)
  • Visual Arts (40-45 students)

Foreign Language Academies

  • One month summer program
  • For rising 11th and 12th grade students
  • Washington and Lee campus
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Randolph Macon College campus
    • Japanese
    • Latin

Academic Year Governor's School

Mountain Vista Governor's School for Science, Mathematics and Technology (MVGS)
  • School year/three year program
  • For rising 10th grade students
  • Physics/Engineering Focus Area (Prerequisite - Math Analysis)
  • Biology/Life Science Focus Area (Prerequisite - H Algebra II)
  • 48 FCPS students accepted - approximately 16 students in each new cohort/class