About

Mission

The Governors School nurtures the aspirations of high achieving, highly motivated students from diverse backgrounds with rigorous and innovative student-centered learning experiences that fosters curiosity and discovery in order to develop authentic research skills, data-driven critical thinking, and problem solving to further their college success and professional career ambitions.


Vision

Governors School alumni will provide leadership in the areas of science, mathematics, technology and advanced research, and will make significant contributions to scientific progress in our society through innovation, discovery, and collaboration.

School Profile

Find out more about our program by clicking on “School Profile.” See where our students have been accepted and are attending after graduation, information on our community, SAT & ACT score comparisons, and all the things that make us a great choice for students.

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School District Information

The Governor’s School for Science and Technology (GSST) was founded in 1985 and is one of nineteen Governor’s Schools in Virginia that serve as regional magnet programs for gifted students.  Students are drawn from 21 high schools in seven school divisions to include (Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg-James City County, York County, Gloucester County, and Isle of Wight County) and spend approximately half of their school day (3.25 hours) at the GSST. In addition to rigorous, college-level course work, seniors conduct an Honors Research/Mentorship project outside school hours. Students completing the program earn a  Virginia Governor’s Seal.

If you require more information from a specific school division please click the link below

Gloucester County Public Schools

Hampton City Schools

Isle of Wight County Schools

Newport News Public Schools

Poquoson City Public Schools

Williamsburg/James City County Public Schools

York County School Division

Meet the Members of the Governor’s School of Science and Technology’s Gifted Advisory Board Committee!

Gloucester County 

Dr. Bess Worley
Phone: (804) 693-1107
Email: bworley@gc.k12.va.us

Hampton City

Dr. Reginald Johns

Phone: 727-2160
Email: rjohns@hampton.k12.va.us

Isle of Wight

Marsha Cale
Phone: (757) 357-4393

Newport News City

Dr. Kimberly Beckerdite
Phone: (757) 591-4566
Email: Kimberly.Beckerdite@nn.k12.va.us

Poquoson City

Emily Forrest
Phone:(757) 868-3055
Email: emily.forrest@poquoson.k12.va.us

Williamsburg/James City County 

Ann Colorado
Phone: (757)603-6475
Email: Ann.Colorado@wjccschools.org

York County

Sarah Haywood
Email: Shaywood2@ycsd.york.va.us

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