From VDOE:

    "Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

    Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program."  (2015, October 14) Retrieved from www.doe.virginia.gov.

     Informative Websites: 

    Summer 2020 Virginia Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRsGS)

    2020 Governor's World Language Academies

      ACPS Procedures 

    Current high school Sophomore and Juniors are encouraged to submit the interest form to the Gifted Supervisor, Angela Deitz.  Once the deadline closes for the interest applications, students meeting the requirements are notified to submit the appropriate application. The selection committee will then score the applications and choose the nominees and forward their applications to the state committee. The selection process for admission into the SRGS is extremely competitive, most selected are within the top 10% of their class and have scored at or above the 90th percentile on standardized acheivement tests.  Consideration is given to students' academic records, test scores (acheivement and standardized), extra-curricular activities, honors, awards, essays, and teacher recommendations. Students applying for the Visual and Performing Arts participate in an adjudication where they audition or present portfolios for review.  Only students who match the mentioned criteria and who are available June/July should apply.  Because of the limited number of placements available, not all students nominated by their division will be accepted for participation.

    2020 General Information for Students and Parents - Summer Residential Academic and Visual and Performing Arts Programs

    2020 Guide for Students and Parents - Summer Governor's World Language Academies

     Please complete the following steps:

     1.  Complete the 2020 Summer Residential Program Interest Form by November 5, 2019  No late submissions will be accepted.

     2020 Summer Residential Governor's School Interest Application

     2.  Complete the application for the program you would like to apply for and submit to Angela Deitz by the provided deadline.  These should be turned into your building Gifted Coordinator who will then submit them to Angela Deitz, Division Supervisor of Gifted Education.

     Academic Programs and Mentorship Programs - DUE by December 18, 2019.  No late applications will be accepted.

     2020 Application for Agriculture

    2020 Application for Engineering

    2020 Application for Humanities

    2020 Application for Marine Science

    2020 Application for Mathematics, Science, and Technology

    2020 Application for Medicine and Health Sciences

    Students applying for an Academic progam must also submit a completed Objective Data Sheet.

     2020 Summer Residential Governor's School - Objective Data Sheet

     World Language Program - DUE by December 18, 2019.  No late applications will be accepted.

    2020 French, German, and Spanish Academy

    2020 Latin Academy

    2020 Japanese Academy

    Visual and Performing Arts - DUE by December 18, 2019 .  No late applications will be accepted.

    2020 Application for Visual and Performing Arts


    Students applying for a VPA progam must also submit a completed adjudication declaration survey - DUE by November 18, 2019.

    2020 Summer Residential Governor's School VPA Adjudication Declaration


    3.  Letters of Recommendation.  You must use the forms below.  It is advised and in your best interest to request your letters of recommendation early in the process in order to give the person enough time to complete and submit.

    • When choosing references, you should choose people who have a positive perception of your abilities and skills.  Letters of recommendation are used in the selection process, so choose them wisely.  You must use the links below for your teacher recommendations.  

    2020 Academic/Mentorship Recommendation A

    2020 Academic/Mentorship Recommendation B


    2020 Visual and Performing Arts Recommendation A

    2020 Visual and Performing Arts Recommendation B


     2019-2020 Applicant Timeline





    October 7 - November 5, 2018

                     Students complete ACPS Online Interest Application for Academic, VPA and GWLA

    November 18, 2019

                     Deadline for VPA applicants to declare area for adjudication and commit to adjudication process on January 11, 2020 at Radford University.

    December 18, 2019


                      Deadlines for students to submit applications to the Gifted Coordinator for Academic, VPA, and GWLA

    January 20120

                      GWLA online testing

    January 11, 2020

    (times TBA)

                       Adjudication for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Radford University 

    January 27, 2020

                      Applicants for GFLA will be notified of their nomination status.

    Jan/Feb 2019

                       Division selection process for Academic and VPA programs

    February 25, 2020

                       Applicants for Academic and VPA will be notified of their nomination status

    Mid April 2020

                       DOE status notifications sent to applicants

    June/July/Aug 2020

                       Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

              GWLA - Governor's World Language Academies

              VPA - Visual and Performing Arts