Please encourage your child to look to the future and apply to attend the Governor's Honors Academy. Many times, students--especially those in high school-- will say that they "don't want to give up their summer." As a matter of fact, several students who have actually attended GHA have arrived with that attitude, but they had parents who said, "You need to do this."
On closing day, those students were shedding as many tears as the others because they hated leaving. In the past several years, only one student has not completed the program because she was dissatisfied.
The Governor's Schools of West Virginia are provided at no cost to the students or their families. The only financial requirements are that parents provide health insurance and transportation to and from the Academy.
Parents of home-schooled students need to contact the board of education office in their county to discuss the deadlines for submission to the county office. Those parents may contact Sherry Keffer, firstname.lastname@example.org, to find the name of the county coordinator. Because there is not a principal or counselor in the home-school setting, a narrative of what the student has accomplished may accompany the grades and any test scores.