Governor's School of North Carolina
AFHS Governor's School Interest Meeting
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Attend ONE session (A or B Lunch)
Regional Parent and Student Governor's School Information Session
Hosted by the Governor's School
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Meredith College (Jones Chapel)
3800 Hillsborough Street
The Governor's School of North Carolina is a five and a half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of the two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve tests, grades, or award credits.
The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors (current juniors), with exceptions made for rising juniors (current sophomores) in selected performing/visual arts areas, is held on two campuses hosting 325 students each: Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978). The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.
Contact Ashley Wilson in Student Services at Awilson6@wcpss.net by October 2nd if interested. Students must be reviewed by Ms. Wilson in order to take part in the application process.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE IN THE TOP 5% OF YOUR CLASS IN ORDER TO APPLY?
No. However, you do need to show that you are an academically talented student, well-rounded, and comfortable enough to stay on campus with other students for 5 weeks.
HOW LONG IS THE SUMMER PROGRAM?
The Governor School Program runs in length of 5 weeks. Students must stay the entire time! There is one weekend where students are allowed to travel home if they so choose to do so.
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO APPLY?