2020 VIRGINIA SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS
** PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO DEADLINES. NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
"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.
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.
Please complete the following steps:
1. Complete the 2020 Summer Residential Program Interest Form by November 5, 2019 No late submissions will be accepted.
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.
Students applying for an Academic progam must also submit a completed Objective Data Sheet.
World Language Program - DUE by December 18, 2019. No late applications will be accepted.
Visual and Performing Arts - DUE by December 18, 2019 . No late applications will be accepted.
Students applying for a VPA progam must also submit a completed adjudication declaration survey - DUE by November 18, 2019.
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.
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
GWLA online testing
January 11, 2020
Adjudication for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Radford University
January 27, 2020
Applicants for GFLA will be notified of their nomination status.
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
Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools
GWLA - Governor's World Language Academies
VPA - Visual and Performing Arts