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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)

 

NEWS

Anjali Patel a senior at Governor’s School was interviewed by 13 News Now for her research on Parkinson’s disease.  Anjali conducts her research with her mentor Dr. Diana Castillo-Carranza, at Hampton University.  To see the televised portion of the interview click the link below. http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/local-teen-makes-groundbreaking-discovery-on-parkinsons-disease/291-537491538

Xuan Nguyen (Hampton City Schools) and Matthew Carter (Gloucester County Public Schools) were invited to speak recently before the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) at their monthly meeting in Williamsburg.  As part of Senior mentorship experience, and sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation at Old Dominion University, Xuan and Matt have been performing research… Read more »

Code Quest is a high school international programming competition that takes place once a year. Lockheed Martin’s computer programmers and engineers sponsor this competition by creating 15-20 problems and hosting this event at many of its locations. Students must use their problem solving and programming skills within a 2.5 hour time frame to get as… Read more »

The Virginia Math League offers high schools students the opportunity to compete in 6 monthly contests throughout the school year.  The contests are comprised of of 6 questions covering topics from algebra, geometry, precalculus, probability and statistics, and number theory.  Students across the entire country participate in Math League contests. This year, 19 students from… Read more »

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