Who are we?
The Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology is located in the old Petersburg High School Building, in Petersburg, Virginia. Why are we called Appomattox Regional when the actual Appomattox County is over an hour's drive East? Because we are a regional school serving 14 school divisions from as far North as Amelia County and as far South as Southampton County, including Charles City County, Chesterfield County, City of Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie County, City of Franklin, City of Hopewell, City of Petersburg, Powhatan County, Prince George County, City of Richmond, Surry County, and Sussex County. Since the Appomattox river flows throughout the region, and a few blocks from the school, the powers-that-be over twenty years ago decided to name our school after the river.
In 2018, the building hit it's centennial milestone. It was purpose built as a high school and opened its doors in the fall of 1918 and closed in 1974 after a new school was opened at another location. For the next 25 years the building was used for storage and then later sat as a shell while slowly deteriorating until the late 1990's when the Appomattox Regional Foundation decided to renovate the building to house the newly created Governor's School for the arts and technology which opened in the fall of 1999.
Please see the links below for more information about the history of the property and the building. We also have an extensive collection of Petersburg High School memorabilia you can access as well.