Leesburg, VA (September 8, 2015) – The parents of all Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) sophomores and juniors are invited to attend Governor’s School Information Night from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 8th, at the Tuscarora High School auditorium.
This information night is being offered by the LCPS Gifted Department.
The Governor’s School program is an intensive four-week educational experience for gifted students. It takes place during July on college and university campuses throughout Virginia.
The Governor’s School provides rising juniors and seniors with a program of instruction in visual and performing arts, engineering, humanities, mathematics, science and technology, agriculture and health science and medicine. Students are encouraged to apply for the program by mid-October. A student may apply for both academic and performing arts placement, but must accept only one program if both are offered.
Student applications are reviewed by the student’s high school, which then submits a set number of applications to the school division. The school division must then review and score the applications. The division is limited in the number of applications it may submit to the state. The Virginia Department of Education makes the final decision on selection of students admitted to the Summer Residential Governor’s School.
The visual and performing arts selection process requires participation in Virginia Department of Education-sponsored adjudications.
There are two mentorship programs (NASA/Langley Research Center and Marine Science) associated with the Governor’s School. These programs offer individualized student assignment to one or more researchers/graduate students, or engineers. Selection is based on the match between mentors available during a specific summer and the skills, interests and experiences of the individual student.
Since 1987, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has sponsored Governor’s Foreign Language Academies, summer residential programs for Virginia’s most motivated and talented foreign language students. The Governor’s Summer Residential Foreign Language Academies include full-immersion academies in French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion Japanese Academy; and a Latin Academy.
Tuscarora High School is located at 801 N. King St., Leesburg.