Polishes thinking skills;
Increases awareness of need to serve;
Diminishes fear of the unknown;
Builds statewide network of kids like you who “get it”;
Makes you aware of scholarship opportunities;
Creates memories that last a lifetime;
It’s FUN and it is FREE.
The theme Fairmont State has chosen for this GHA term is The World We Will Leave Behind. The students who will participate in the Academy are high-achieving scholars who are facing uncertainties and new challenges. And as tomorrow’s citizen leaders, they also face new responsibilities and opportunities. Through an exploration of this theme, and via the transformative experiences the Governors Honors Academy offers, these young future leaders will develop a richer sense of themselves, a deeper and broadened understanding of the world around them, and a stronger commitment to intellectual, artistic, and interpersonal growth
GHA is provided at no cost to students and their families is that they provide internet service where available. If there is not service in your home, check with local public buildings where your child might have a quiet workplace. If your student needs to borrow a laptop to participate, we will provide one. If there is an in-person gathering, families will be responsible for transportation to the event.
The on-site supervisors, the co-deans of the academy, are Dr. Robin Payne and Dr. Keisha Kibler. Oversight of GHA comes from Joey Wiseman, Director of Student Enrichment with the West Virginia Department of Education, and Dr. Ray Lowther, coordinator of Governor’s Schools.
GHA Courses 2023