GHA State Deadline is March 5
The application process is two-pronged, and it includes Part I which is submitted on line and Part II, a paper document that is completed as a pdf fillable form.
All applications are submitted to the student's school by the date announced by the school counselor. A committee from each school reviews the applications and forwards them to the county coordinator. A county-wide selection committee then selects one male and one female as superintendent's choices and submits names and applications of other worthy students to the statewide selection team. Because applications are reviewed at both the school
and county levels, the local deadline may be considerably earlier than
the state deadline.
This page is still under construction. The 2020 classes as well as the principal and superintendent selection forms should be published by January 15.
GHA 2021 Application, Part IThis section of the application, which will take about five minutes to complete, must be completed by the time you are to submit your application to the school counselor.
GHA Application Part II --Part II of the application is a paper copy that will take some time to complete. Read the directions carefully.
Part II is to be submitted to your guidance counselor by the date set at the school.
Class Descriptions for 2020 The descriptions of the classes from 2020 can give you a hint of the kinds of courses that will be offered in 2021.
Faculty applications are due February 1, 2021.
Faculty Application 2021
There is no need for residential staff since the academy is being held virtually, but there will be a small number of positions for intern or activities managers. Applications will be available by February 1.
For schools and county coordinators
County coordinator responsibilities
Principal or counselor responsibilities
Inform all qualifying students of their eligibility. Speak with students about the merit of GHA. If a student from your school attended last year, have him/her speak to prospective students. Inform students that the application is available at govschools.wv.gov, and guide them to it.
Principal's Selection Form
Superintendent's Selection and Recommendation Form