Governor's School

What is it?
Administered by the Exceptional Children Division, the North Carolina Governor's School has provided a unique and innovative residential educational experience for gifted and talented high school students from across the state each summer since 1963.  The Governor's School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.



Who can apply?
The program is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas.

What are the requirements?
See Ms. Johnston in Guidance to find out if you are eligible to apply.  There are three requirements for eligibility:  residency, enrollment, and achievement. Students must be a North Carolina resident attending a North Carolina school and enrolled in the eleventh grade at the time of nomination (exceptions are made to allow for students in tenth and eleventh grades in Dance, Choral Music and Instrumental Music), and must be scheduled to return to attend school after the Governor's School session.  Students must also meet the achievement criterion established by the Board of Governors for the North Carolina Governor's School.  This means a national percentile score of 92% or above on an approved achievement test OR a state percentile score of 92% or above on an allowable North Carolina End-of-Course (EOC) Test.


When do I apply?
Final applications should be submitted to Ms. Johnston by Friday, October 20, 2017.  Students are required to submit their essays and personal readiness forms to Michelle Clement for review by October 6, 2017.  See Ms. Johnston for application forms and further instructions.

Where can I go for more information?
For more information, visit the Governor's School site or see Ms. Johnston in the Guidance Office.  You can also download the nomination packet located at the bottom of this page.
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Ashley Johnston,
Sep 6, 2017, 10:16 AM
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Ashley Johnston,
Sep 6, 2017, 10:16 AM
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Ashley Johnston,
Sep 6, 2017, 10:17 AM