Provided by Prince William County Schools
The learning hasn’t stopped for 63 Prince William County high school students who are joining other bright young minds from around Virginia for Summer Residential Governor’s Schools. Another 16 students are attending Governor’s Foreign Language Academies, and two were selected for prestigious mentorships.
The Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors intensive educational experiences, complementing the World-Class education they receive during the regular school year. Each school focuses on one special area of interest—visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; life science and medicine; or through mentorships in marine science or engineering.
Acceptance into these programs is highly competitive, and involves completion of an extensive application, including essay writing and teacher recommendations. Students stay on a Virginia college or university campus for up to four weeks, living, studying, and getting to know other students with similar interests and abilities from across Virginia. They are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, and research. They take part in individual and group projects and performances, and attend seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. The students may also work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and other experts.