School Divisions

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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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

Hampton City

Dr. Reginald Johns
Phone: 727-2160

Isle of Wight

Marsha Cale
Phone: (757) 357-4393

Newport News City

Dr. Kimberly Beckerdite
Phone: (757) 591-4566

Poquoson City

Emily Forrest
Phone:(757) 868-3055

Williamsburg/James City County 

Ann Colorado
Phone: (757)603-6475

York County

Sarah Haywood