New Kent County partners with two academic year Governor's Schools that offer additional programs for advanced high school students. Students are admitted to these programs through competitive application processes.
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a half-day program that serves students in grades 10, 11, and 12. Ninth-grade students who are enrolled in New Kent High School and who meet the minimum admission criteria are eligible to apply. New Kent students who are accepted attend CBGS at the Rappahannock Community College - Glenns campus.
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, located in Richmond, is a full-day governor's school that serves students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12. Eighth-grade students who are residents of New Kent County and who meet the minimum admission criteria are eligible to apply.