Governor's Schools

Students in BCPS high schools are eligible to apply for admission to the Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology (Lynchburg), the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy (Susie G. Gibson Science and Technology Center), the Roanoke Valley Governor's School for Science and Technology (Roanoke) and XLR8-Lynchburg Regional Governor’s STEM Academy (CVCC Lynchburg Campus). These four schools, established by the Governor of Virginia, create advanced educational opportunities for students with aptitude and interest in science, mathematics, health care, or STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Math) related careers. Students generally attend the Governor's schools for half a day to complete mathematics and science or career technical classes. The students return to their home high schools for their remaining coursework. College credit may be earned in selected math and science courses with fees assessed for dual enrollment courses. Students are selected through an application process. Interested students should contact their school counselor for application information and requirements.

Information about these programs and descriptions of courses offered can be found at the following websites:

Central Virginia Governor’s School
Governor's Health Sciences Academy
Roanoke Valley Governor’s School