GSA School-level responsibilities
Each year, posters are sent to a number of personnel in each public high school with a request that they be displayed prominently. For example approximately 12 are sent to the guidance counselor, and two to the principal, acting/theatre teacher, creative writing teacher, dance teacher, digital media teacher, instrumental music/band teacher, visual/studio art teacher, and vocal music instructor.
More specifically, teachers and counselors are asked to do the following:
The Governor's Schools of West Virginia offer valuable and unique experiences for the youth of our state. Parents play a vital part in their children's social, emotional, physical and mental successes, and parental nurturing and high expectations continue to drive students forward.
Attending GSA requires commitment on the part of the student and his/her whole family. The school lasts three weeks, and there are no leaves granted for vacations, family weddings, etc.
The only financial obligation for the parents of students selected to attend GHA is that they provide health and accident insurance, spending money, and transportation to and from the GSA site.