A visit to Heritage Farm in 2021 could have been a precursor to GHA 2022. The embedded theme for the Academy at Fairmont State University will be The World We Will Inherit. As Generation Z comes of age, they look to inherit a world filled with uncertainty in light of a multitude of issues, including but not limited to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of devastating climate change, and on-going political strife - both nationally and globally. Faculty will be asked to organize their classes around this theme so that the students, faculty, and staff may consider the opportunities, responsibilities, challenges, and satisfactions that the students will encounter as they become adults in a globally interdependent world.
“Spend three weeks on a college campus the summer before my senior year? Meet some of the greatest kids in West Virginia? Work with master teachers in my fields of greatest interest? And it’s free? Come on - you have to be kidding.”
Actually, the Governor’s Honors Academy (GHA) offers all of those things to 165-170 of the top-achieving students in West Virginia, and this year, GHA is being held at Fairmont State University. The
Governor's Honors Academy has been creating opportunities and changing
lives for rising seniors since 1984,and it continues to reach back into
the past, pulling memories and relationships to the
This three-week experience on a college campus that
provides active learning, energetic classes, exciting, invigorating,
and intellectually compelling activities will prepare students to become
forces in their communities.
Students and faculty will be housed in Fairmont's modern residence hall, Bryant Place. Students will be housed in suites, with two-to-four sharing a restroom. Faculty will have single rooms.
The resources of Fairmont State University are at the disposal of the Academy faculty, staff, and students. Facilities to be used will be designated by the University in cooperation with the academy faculty and staff. These include, but are not limited to, classrooms, laboratories, recreational facilities, studios, and auditoriums.
Read the class descriptions for GHA 2022 to help in making your selections. to get a glimpse of the exciting classes from last year. The 2022 classes will be posted by early April.
2022 Governor’s Honor Academy Student Handbook
2022 Governor’s Honor Academy Daily Schedule and Special Events and Outings