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SUMMER RESIDENTIAL GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS

The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) (Academic, Mentorships, Visual and Performing Arts) are month-long residential programs for tenth and eleventh grade students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Summer Residential Governor's Schools are housed on various campuses throughout the Commonwealth and are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and local school divisions. Tuition for the programs is paid by the county, though students are assessed a nominal activities fee.

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The SRGS Academic programs provide intellectually challenging and enriching experiences within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication for a limited number of academically/intellectually gifted high school students. Each college-based program provides a curriculum that integrates subject matter from various disciplines around its overall program theme. Each mentorship program provides challenging work experiences relevant to the mentorship site.

Agriculture
(100 students*) 
Virginia Tech
June 21--July 18, 2020
(agribusiness, biotechnology, environmental science & its implications, international trade, resource management)

Humanities
(200 students*)
Radford University
June 21--July 18, 2020

(anthropology, economics, history, literature, media, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology)  

Mathematics, Science, and Technology 

(160 students*)
University of Lynchburg
June 28 -- July 25, 2020

(anatomy & physiology, astronomy, computer programming, geology, hydrology, hypermedia, physics, upper level mathematics)

Medicine and Health Science Mentorship
(30 students*) 
Virginia Commonwealth University
June 28 -- July 25, 2020
(biology, chemistry, computer science applications, environmental science, forensics, medicine, physics)

Engineering/Jefferson Lab particle accelerator Mentorship
(12 students*)
Christopher Newport University
June 28--July 25, 2020
(electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, accelerator operations, physics, and computer science)

VIMS/Virginia Institute of Marine Science Mentorship
(6 students*)
Christopher Newport University
June 28--July 25, 2020
(coastal law, fisheries, marine resources management, wetlands ecology)           


*Numbers of students admitted reflects state totals from previous year.



 

The (SRGS) for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)  provides artistically challenging and intellectually enriching experiences. This learning occurs within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication. The VPA program focuses on process, not upon finished works of art. The program exposes students to a wide variety of experiences in an art form and offers participants opportunities to explore numerous aspects of variety of art forms. Students spend the month interacting with outstanding arts professionals from throughout the country.  

Visual and Performing Arts, Radford University, June 21-July 18, 2020

Instrumental Music         (50-55 students)

Vocal Music                     (25-30 students)

Visual Art                        (40-45 students)

Dance                              (20-26 students)

Theater                           (40-45 students)



INFORMATION MEETING MATERIALS

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS



Visual and Performing Arts Summer Residential Governor's School Presentation 2020

Information Handout Arts 2020




ACADEMICS



Academics SRGS Presentation 2020

Information Handout Academic 2020

2020 Guidelines for Completing SRGS Academic Application

Academic Notice of Intent to Apply 2020
--complete this online form by December 2, 2019.



EARLY COLLEGE SCHOLARS AGREEMENT
Early College Scholars Agreement.pdf--All academic program applicants should complete and return to Ms. Gordon ASAP.



APPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATION FORMS


VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

October 24, 2020 is the last day to sign up for local auditions, which will be held at Colgan High School on November 4 (Vocal Music, Dance, Theatre) and November 6 (Visual Arts and Instrumental Music). You will also need to complete a preliminary application prior to your local audition. State auditions will be held at George Mason University (Fairfax campus) on Saturday, January 4, 2020. If you cannot audition in January, prior arrangements can be made for auditions on alternate weekends in Norfolk or at Radford. If you are notified that you will be nominated for state auditions, you will need to complete the full application.
Arts ONLINE Preliminary Application
This preliminary application for the SRGS Visual and Performing Arts program should be completed by November 1st.  Students should initially complete the preliminary application online prior to attending local auditions at Colgan High School. The information in the preliminary application aligns with page two of the state application. Once PWCS informs you that you are one of the qualifying students to audition at the state level, complete the full application.

Local and State Audition Requirements for DANCE
Local and State Audition Requirements for MUSIC 
Local and State Audition Requirements for THEATRE
Local and State Audition Requirements for VISUAL ART

Complete the following only if you have been notified that you are going on to state auditions. If you're not sure, ask Ms. Gordon!
*Please note: 
When you open the documents, you may need to click on VIEW and then select EDIT DOCUMENT to be able to complete the form fields.  Once you complete the application, the only printed pages you will need to turn in to Ms. Gordon are the pages labeled 1 of 8 through 3 of 8 with your and your parent's signatures and initials where required. Your Adult A and Adult B recommendations should come directly to Ms. Gordon. 

2020 Arts Application

Arts Teacher Recommendation A
Arts Teacher Recommendation B


ACADEMICS

*Please note: When you open the documents, you may need to click on VIEW and then select EDIT DOCUMENT to be able to complete the form fields.  Once you complete the application, the only printed pages you will need to turn in to Ms. Gordon are the pages labeled 1 of 8 through 4 of 8 with your and your parent's signatures and initials where required and your essay. Your recommending Teacher A and Teacher B will turn their recommendations in to Ms. Gordon directly.

2020 Agriculture Application
2020 Humanities Application
2020 Math Science Technology Application
2020 Jefferson Lab Engineering Mentorship Application
2020 Marine Science Mentorship Application
2020 Medicine Health Science Mentorship Application


Academic Teacher A Recommendation
To be completed by a current teacher familiar with student work in the field to which he/she is applying.

Academic Teacher B Recommendation


 

Additional information is available through the PWCS Gifted Education Summer Residential Governor's Schools page

twitter PWCS SRGS

Additional information about the Governor's Schools may be obtained by visiting the Virginia Department of Education Summer Residential Governor's Schools website.