Governor's School

The Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science & Technology is a regional center which offers area students advanced level courses in math, science, computer applications and technology. Students are given the opportunity to take advanced and highly integrated courses in such subjects as biology, physics, chemistry, algebra and calculus.

Students wishing to be considered for attendance at Roanoke Valley Governor's School must complete the application process. Completion of Algebra I, Geometry, and keyboarding proficiency are prerequisites. The program at Roanoke Valley Governor's School is rigorous and prospective students should be highly motivated, creative and have a strong interest in academics.

Information on the Governor's School application process is available in the guidance office located in the Phelps Student Services building.

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Governor's Summer Residential Program

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2019 Governor’s Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor’s Schools and six Governor’s Foreign Language Academies. These programs offer public, private, and home-schooled gifted students opportunities for intensive study.

Summer Residential Governor’s School Programs are offered in:

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Foreign Language (French, German, Spanish, Latin)

  • Agriculture

  • Academic Programs (Humanities, Medical & Health Sciences, Mathematics, Science and Technology,  Engineering, and Marine Science)

Rising eleventh and twelfth grade students are eligible to apply. The application process is rigorous. Information can be found on the Virginia Department of Education website at

Interested students should contact Mrs. Weaver in the Guidance Office by November 14th to express your intent.