If you're on this page, you must be interested in making plans for a summer you'll never forget. The Governor's Honors Academy can guarantee that! Marshall University and its Co-Deans Cara Bailey and Mallory Carpenter will promote critical thinking as students define their paths as digital citizens. A concentration in "Growing a Culture of Honors and Your Digital World" will be a combination of STEM topics and the arts and humanities. Students will work hard in classes and then have time to "reboot" during the extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.
This year 170 students will be selected based on an application process that details their academic, achievement, extracurricular involvement, volunteerism and personal integrity. 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.
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 currently overseen by the Office of Secretary of Education and
the Arts, but the program will move to the West Virginia Department of Education July 1, 2018.
The director of the Governor's Schools is Sherry Keffer.
Students selected to attend the Honors Academy are provided
the opportunity at no cost to them or their families.
We invite you to read through this site so that you can decide whether GHA should be a part of your future by checking out the links at the bottom of this page.
The student handbook, class descriptions, and forms that are to be completed and sent to Marshall will be published by Monday,
May 21. Get ready for a magnificent ride! Access them via the applications and forms link at the bottom of the page.