GSST Summer STEM Camp
Registration is now open!

Dedicated to Developing Academic and Leadership Talent in Science, Math and Scientific Research

Welcome to the Governor’s School for Science & Technology homepage! In keeping with our 22 year history of providing a distinguished science curriculum to the region’s gifted high school students, the Governor’s School provides a cohesive, innovative science and mathematics program which:

  • Embraces quality programming standards for gifted students recommended by the Virginia Department of Education and the National Association for Gifted Children,
  • Prepares students for acceptance into top universities
  • Provides a cohesive sequence of courses in science, research, and mathematics
  • Provides opportunities for social peer interaction, as well as career and college guidance
  • Provides leadership education and opportunities throughout the program

The Purpose of the GSST is to provide gifted high school students academic opportunities beyond those normally available in their home schools.

Unique Benefits of GSST

  • GSST focuses on best practices in the field of gifted education. GSST stresses non-traditional teaching and learning techniques. i.e. small-group instruction, hands-on-experiences, research, field studies — all of these best practices are major elements in the GSST instructional design.
  • GSST provides challenging academic college courses as well as chances to participate in real world opportunities.
  • GSST students have an opportunity to earn up to 40 dual enrollment credits over their junior and senior years.
  • GSST leads students to develop their individual motivations, skills and interests.
  • GSST helps students to understand the knowledge and qualifications required for advanced positions and professional occupations so that they can make appropriate decisions and set aspirational goals.
  • GSST students are introduced to the process of science, research methodology and ethical considerations, needed for objectivity and peer review, as well as skills in communicating scientific findings.
  • GSST students are exposed to vast opportunities associated with research and development.
  • GSST students select, design, and conduct a research project under the direction of a mentor. Students are expected to complete relevant projects of high quality. Students present their work at science consortia and create formal written research publications.
  • GSST Graduates receive millions in scholarships and grant each year to attend the top-tier colleges and universities.
  • GSST Graduates attend the most prestigious colleges in the nation, including the Ivy League schools, U.S. service academies and many of the top engineering schools.

GSST is one of nineteen Academic-Year Governor’s Schools (AYGS) in the state of  Virginia that provide students w/acceleration & exploration in areas ranging from the arts, to government, international studies, & science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).Academic-Year Governor’s Schools (AYGS)



GSST Summer STEM Camp
Registrations are now open!
@ New Horizons Regional Education Centers
Mar 15 – Jul 9 all-day
Spring Break
Apr 2 – Apr 6 all-day
New Student Orientation/Open House @ New Horizons Governor's School
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Senior Mentorship Symposium @ Governor's School for Science and Technology
May 22 all-day

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Mentor & Academic Awards Ceremony @ Christopher Newport University
Jun 7 all-day

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In early January, FRC Team 122 was faced with the challenge to design, fabricate, test, redesign and program a robot in 6 weeks to participate in the FIRST challenge – Power UP. During the weekend of March 2nd, the students and mentors traveled to Battlefield High School in Haymarket, VA to participate in the FIRST… Read more »

In Dr. Bedir’s Computational Physics class, students were introduced to the principal concepts and methods of fluid mechanics. Having learned about Pascal’s principle, the students are making a siphon and observing how a connected liquid in hydrostatic equilibrium rises to the same height in all open regions of the container

      On Saturday, March 10th eighteen students and two GSST coaching instructors within the Computational Science Strand at the Governor’s School competed in the 33rd Annual Great Computer Challenge (GCC) at Old Dominion University. This event challenges groups of middle and high school students in a variety of computer competitions. GCC allows students… Read more »

The Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) STEM Summer Camp would like to extend an invitation to rising 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students who are interested in learning more about science, computer programming, engineering, and math. GSST STEM Summer Camp offers students exciting and innovative ways to experience hands-on learning with important science, technology,… Read more »

Research Methodology and Ethics is the junior year research course at Governor’s School for Science and Technology. On February 16, students presented their projects at the annual GSST Junior Research and Design Poster Exhibition. Subject matter experts from area research facilities, universities and businesses served as evaluators. Photos show GSST faculty and senior students reviewing… Read more »

Two teams of students participated in the James Blair Quiz Bowl this Saturday at William and Mary. The team of Juniors consisted of Finn Hulse – Jamestown HS Allen Liu – Kecoughtan HS Gavin McCabe – York HS Kai Vylet – York HS  (10th overall High Scorer) Mia Wright – Kecoughtan HS They finished fifth… Read more »