Congratulations! You have made an excellent choice in landing on this page.  Students from all over West Virginia are eligible to be involved in programs that can provide the best summer ever.  As a matter of fact, one student, in describing the Governor's School experience, said, "Summer just got better!"  Read through this entire site to see if there is a program that will enhance your educational experience while making your summer even better.

The State of West Virginia is proud to offer The Governor's Honors Schools, residential summer sessions for academically and/or artistically talented students from across the state.  Consisting of four programs that take place every summer on the campuses of various state colleges and institutions of learning, the programs are based on the premise that West Virginia's youth must be provided with special opportunities for learning and personal development in order for them to realize their full potential.

Students may attend  the Governor's School for Math and Science following either the seventh or eighth grade; they apply for the Governor's School for the Arts during their sophomore year; they may apply for the Governor's School of Entrepreneurship during their freshman, sophomore, or junior year; and they apply during their junior year for the Governor's Honors Academy.  

School-specific information can be found on the individual school tabs, so get ready to navigate.

All Governor's Schools are provided at no cost to the students or their parents. They are funded by the Legislature as proposed by the Governor, and they are overseen by the Department of Education and the Arts.  Gayle C. Manchin is the Cabinet Secretary and Sherry Keffer is Director of Governor's Schools.