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.
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.
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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.
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