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: 

    2018 VA Governor's Summer Residential Governor's Schools

    2018 VA Governor's Foreign 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.

     General Information for Students and Parents (Academic and Visual/Performing Arts)

     General Information for Students and Parents (Foreign Language Academies)

     Please complete the following steps:

     1.  Complete the 2018 Summer Residential Program Interest Form by November 1, 2017  No late submissions will be accepted.

     2018 Summer Residential Program Interest Application


    2.  Complete the application for the program you would like to apply for and submit to Angela Deitz by the provided deadline.


    Academic Programs and Mentorship Programs - DUE by December 15, 2017.  No late applications will be accepted.

    2018 Agriculture Application

    2018 Engineering Application

    2018 Humanities Application

    2018 Marine Sciences Application

    2018 Math, Science, & Technology Application

    2018 Medicine & Health Sciences Application


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

    2018 Academic Program - Objective Data Sheet


    Foreign Language Program - DUE by November 17, 2017.  No late applications will be accepted.

     2018 French, German, & Spanish Application 

    2018 Japanese Application

    2018 Latin Application


    Visual and Performing Arts - DUE by December 15, 2017 .  No late applications will be accepted.

    2018 Visual and Performing Arts Application


    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.  


    2018 Academic Program - Recommendation A

    2018 Academic Program - Recommendation B

    2018 Visual and Performing Arts - Recommendation A

    2018 Visual and Performing Arts - Recommendation B


     2017-2017 Applicant Timeline





    October 10 - November 1, 2017

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

    November 17, 2017

                     Deadline for students to submit applications to the Gifted Coordinator for GFLA.

    December 15, 2017


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

    January 2018

                      GFLA online testing

    January 20, 2018

    (times TBA)

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

    January 19, 2018

                      Applicants for GFLA will be notified of their nomination status.

    Jan/Feb 2018

                       Division selection process for Academic and VPA programs

    February 26, 2018

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

    Mid April 2018

                       DOE status notifications sent to applicants

    June/July 2018

                       Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools

    GFLA - Governor's Foreign Language Academies

    VPA - Visual and Performing Arts