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Governor
School
Summer Residential Program
2014
What is Summer Residential
Governor School?
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Provides gifted high school sophomores and juniors
with intensive educational experiences in visual and
performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science,
and technology; agriculture, or through mentorships
in marine science , NASA/Engineering, or Medicine &
Health Sciences.
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Students live on a college or university campus for up
to four weeks each summer.
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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.
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Mentorships - Work side-by-side with research
scientists, physicians, and a variety of other
professionals.
Three Types of Applications

Academic Application – complete this
application for the Agriculture program, the
Humanities program, and the Math, Science,
and Technology program

Mentorship Application – complete this
application for the Medicine & Health
Sciences and the NASA/Engineering and
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
programs

Visual and Performing Arts Application –
complete this application for all of the
subcategories of the Visual and Performing
Arts program (dance, instrumental music,
theatre, visual arts, and vocal music)
Eligibility Criteria
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Strong Academic Standing
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Two forms of Aptitude tests
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Two letter of recommendations
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A student must be neither a current applicant to a 2014
Governor's Foreign Language Academy or other
Summer Residential Governor’s School, nor a former
participant in these programs. A student may attend
only one Foreign Language Academy or Summer
Residential Governor’s School program during his
or her high school career.
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A student must be genuinely interested in attending the
Governor's School and have the emotional maturity,
stability, and self-discipline to live away from home for
an extended period.
 Once selected, a student MUST attend Governor
School.
Program
Location
Student Capacity

Agriculture (AG)
VTECH
100

Humanities (HUM)
Radford University
200

Medicine & Health Sciences VCU

Mathematics, Science, Technology

NASA/NIA
Christopher Newport University
12

VIMS
Christopher Newport University
6

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
26
Lynchburg College
Radford University
160
200
Visual & Performing Arts
Programs
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Dance
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Instrumental Music
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Vocal Music
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Theatre
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Visual Arts
VPA Governor School
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Radford University – June 22 – July 19 for the
2014 Summer Residential Governor's School
for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts.
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http://www.radford.edu/content/govschool/home.html
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In order to receive a Governor’s School
certificate, students are required to be in
attendance from the opening ceremony on
June 22 through the closing ceremony on July
19.
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Student Parent Handbook:
http://www.radford.edu/content/govschool/home/about/handbook.html
VPA – Adjudication
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Limited Allotment per School

If nominated for any of the VPA category –
Students will go through adjudication
process.

2014 Adjudication Site:

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Shenandoah University – January 11,
2014
Failure to show up for adjudication –
Students will be responsible to pay $25
cancellation fee.
Academic Programs

Agriculture

Humanities

Mathematics, Science & Technology

Mentorships in Engineering, Marine Science,
and Medicine and Health Sciences
Academic Programs & Dates

Agriculture (AG) Virginia Tech
 (4 weeks) June 29 – July 26,
2014

Humanities (HUM) Radford
University
 (4 weeks) June 22– July 19,
2014


Medicine and Health Sciences Virginia Commonwealth University
 (4 weeks) June 29– July 25,
2014
Mathematics, Science, and
Technology (MST) Lynchburg
College
 (4 weeks) June 29 – July 26,
2014

NASA/NIA Mentorship
(NASA/NIA) Christopher Newport
University
 (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19,
2014

Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Mentorship (VIMS) Christopher
Newport University
 (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19,
2014

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Radford University
 (4 weeks) June 22 – July 19,
2014
Application Process
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All application MUST be completed electronically.
Original Signatures are Required.

Print Name on Top of EACH page
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Pages are numbered correctly & In correct order

Letter of References MUST have original signature.
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Teachers are Required to use online reference form

All forms can be found at the following website:
 http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governor
s_school_programs/summer_residential/
Application Continue
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Complete ALL Information

Relevant activities, training, experiences, and
honors

Essay/VPA Statement of Interest
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Applicant & Parent/Guardian Assurances
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Teacher Recommendation:
 Narrative/Reference should be on school
letterhead
 Student’s name MUST be displayed on top
 Original signature
 Must use online fillable form
Deadlines

All interested students MUST notify Ms. Jamil
by October 25, 2013 – No late-comers will be
considered!

All VPA interested students – Please see your
performing arts teacher

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All nominees will be requested to submit
page 1 of application by October 23, 2013

VPA Application Due – November 22,
2013 (Only applicable to nominees sent
forward for adjudication)
Academic & Mentorship Application Deadline –
November 22, 2013 – No Exceptions!
Reference Link

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/gover
nors_school_programs/summer_residential/

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