The deadline for county superintendents to mail their GHA recommendations has been extended to February 25.
Congratulations for deciding to change your life by considering the GHA!
Every moment presents a new opportunity at the Governor's Honors Academy (GHA), but
the only way to get there is to apply. It's like the lottery: you can't
win if you don't play. Although the final state deadline is February
15, (extended to February 25) the school deadline for submitting applications will be considerable
early since the evaluation is a two-step process. Check with your guidance counselor to learn the school deadline as soon as you return from the Christmas break.
GHA 2019 To Focus on Your Silent World Students attending GHA 2019 will focus on giving a voice to the voiceless through the lenses of art, media, science, and technology. Participants will build a toolbox that prepares them to identify and advocate for those who can’t speak for themselves.While a traditional focus might be on people who are unable to speak up for their needs, students will also examine nontraditional “silent” sources. The environment, for example, speaks through water that flows next to a community, daily weather, and disease that spreads through classrooms and countries. From a historical perspective, a focused examination of inanimate documents used to shape a nation can bring a silent or forgotten voice to life. Looking through an artistic filter, silent films paved the path for movies enjoyed today, music is used as a protest form for marginalized voices, and visual art is an effective way to speak to the masses.The silent world will carry GHA to Ohio, where an academy-wide trip to Cincinnati will focus on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. While there, students will learn about the efforts of those who fought to abolish slavery and secure freedom for all people.Student-led discussions and activities will shape the dialogue of the academy, with seasoned faculty guiding the way. Through participation, critical thinking, and research in both a classroom setting and through structured enrichment activities, students will leave GHA 2019 with a deeper understanding of their (hopefully) less-silent world.
GHA Application Part I Go to Applications and Forms at the bottom of this page to link to Part II of the application or Click here. Sample of a daily schedule