The West Virginia Governor’s Honors Academy is a three-week summer residential program for academically motivated upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of West Virginia. Funded by the Legislature as requested in the Governor’s budget, the GHA is overseen by the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts. Students selected to attend the Honors Academy are provided the opportunity at no cost to them or their families.
Each year, 180-200 students are selected based on an application process that details their academic, achievement, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism and personal integrity. Because the site for GHA 2018 will not be determined until mid-December, the application and deadline information will not be published until then.
For the duration of the program, they will attend two classes daily and participate in scheduled activities the rest of the day. While experiencing a taste of college life, these young scholars will have the opportunity to expand their horizons at the same time they bond with other students from across the state.
We invite you to read through this site so that you can decide whether GHA should be a part of your future.