The Governor's School program is designed to provide students with enrichment opportunities beyond those available in a traditional school. New Kent students have the opportunity to apply to attend both summer regional governor's schools, summer residential governor's schools, and academic year governor's schools
Summer Regional Governor's Schools
Students in 3rd through 8th grade may apply to attend the Middle Peninsula Summer Regional Governor's School in the month of August. This school is located at the Glenn's Campus of Rappahannock Community College. The application process takes place during the spring of the school year. At that time a link to the application may be found here.
Academic Year Governor's Schools
CBGS 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 in the morning and return to New Kent High School for their afternoon classes.
MLWGS 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. Applications may be obtained from the guidance office at NKMS or by contacting the Gifted Program Coordinator.
Summer Residential Governor's Schools and Foreign Language Academies
The Virginia Department of Education sponsors summer residential governor's schools every summer at colleges and universities across the state. Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.
Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals.