GHA student handbook, class descriptions, and required forms
The Governor's Honors Academy Student Handbook provides information you will need for planning for three weeks on the campus of Marshall University. The descriptions of the classes will help you decide which of the courses appeal to you, and the forms, including the class choices, will be completed on line.
2018 Student Handbook
GHA Forms/ Complete on line
The application process is two-pronged. Part I is submitted on line, has been accessible via the link at the bottom of this page since January 8. Part II, a paper document that is completed as a pdf fillable form, is also available.
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.
The original state deadline for applications was March 15; however, because schools have been closed for more than a week, that deadline will be extended by at least one week, possibly more. Keep in mind, though, that the school deadline will be considerably earlier than the state deadline. You must check with your counselor to see when the applications are due at the school. AS a result, all other deadlines stated on the application will be extended. See the notes below the application links.
GHA 2018 Application, Part I
This section of the application, which will take about five minutes to complete, must be completed by March 15. Ignore the original February 28 deadline printed on the paper copy.
GHA Application Part II
Part II is to be submitted to your guidance counselor by the date set at the school. It will probably be a little later than the original deadline.
Resident Director and Resident Assistant Application 2018
The deadline for applying as an RA or RD has been extended to March 15.
Principal's Selection Form
Superintendent's Selection and Recommendation Form