Governor School

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Governor
School
Summer Residential Program
2013
What is Summer Residential
Governor School?
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Provides gifted high school juniors and seniors
with intensive educational experiences in
visual and performing arts; humanities;
mathematics, science, and technology; life
science and medicine; or through mentorships
in marine science or engineering.
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Students live on a college or university campus
for up to four weeks each summer.
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Involved in classroom and laboratory work,
field studies, research, individual and group
projects and performances, and seminars with
noted scholars, visiting artists, and other
professionals.
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Mentorships - Work side-by-side with research
scientists, physicians, and a variety of other
professionals.
Three Types of Applications
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Academic Application – complete this
application for the Agriculture program, the
Humanities program, and the Math, Science,
and Technology program
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Mentorship Application – complete this
application for the Life Sciences and
Medicine program and the NASA/NIA and
Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
programs
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Visual and Performing Arts Application –
complete this application for all of the
subcategories of the Visual and Performing
Arts program (dance, instrumental music,
theatre, visual arts, and vocal music)
Eligibility Criteria
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Strong Academic Standing
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Two forms of Aptitude tests
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Letter of recommendation from a teacher
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A student must be neither a current applicant to a 2013
Governor's Foreign Language Academy or other
Summer Residential Governor’s School, nor a former
participant in these programs. A student may attend
only one Foreign Language Academy or Summer
Residential Governor’s School program during his
or her high school career.
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A student must be genuinely interested in attending the
Governor's School and have the emotional maturity,
stability, and self-discipline to live away from home for
an extended period.
 Once selected, a student MUST attend Governor
School.
2013 Visual & Performing Arts
Programs
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Dance
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Instrumental Music
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Vocal Music
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Theatre
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Visual Arts
VPA Governor School
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Radford University – June 24 – July 21 for the
2012 Summer Residential Governor's School
for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts.
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http://www.radford.edu/content/govschool/home.html
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In order to receive a Governor’s School
certificate, students are required to be in
attendance from the opening ceremony on
June 24 through the closing ceremony on July
21.
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Student Parent Handbook:
http://www.radford.edu/content/govschool/home/about/handbook.html
VPA – Adjudication
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Limited Allotment per School
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If nominated for any of the VPA category –
Students will go through adjudication
process.
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2013 Adjudication Site:
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Shenandoah University – January 12,
2013
Failure to show up for adjudication –
Students will be responsible to pay $25
cancellation fee.
2013 Academic Programs
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Agriculture
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Humanities
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Mathematics
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Science & Technology
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Life Sciences and Medicine

Mentorships in Engineering and Marine
Science
Academic Programs & Dates

Agriculture (AG) Virginia Tech
 (4 weeks) June 30 – July 27,
2013 Program begins at 2 p.m.

Humanities (HUM) Radford University
 (4 weeks) June 23 – July 20,
2013 Program begins at 1 p.m.
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Life Sciences and Medicine (LSM)
Virginia Commonwealth University
 (4 weeks) June 30 – July 26,
2013 Program begins at 12 p.m.
Mathematics, Science, and Technology
(MST) Lynchburg College
 (4 weeks) June 30 – July 27,
2013 Program begins at 2 p.m.
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NASA/NIA Mentorship (NASA/NIA)
Christopher Newport University
 (4 weeks) June 30 – July 27,
2013 Program begins at 3 p.m

Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Mentorship (VIMS) Christopher
Newport University
 (4 weeks) June 30 – July 27,
2013 Program begins at 3 p.m
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Visual and Performing Arts (VPA)
Radford University
 (4 weeks) June 23 – July 20,
2013 Program begins at 1 p.m.
Application Process
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All application MUST be completed electronically.
Original Signatures are Required.
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Print Name on Top of EACH page
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Pages are numbered correctly & In correct order
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Letter of References MUST have original signature.
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Teachers are Required to use online reference form
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All forms can be found at the following website:
 http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governor
s_school_programs/summer_residential/index.s
html
Application Continue
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Complete ALL Information
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Relevant activities, training, experiences, and
honors
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Essay/VPA Statement of Interest
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Applicant & Parent/Guardian Assurances
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Teacher Recommendation:
 Narrative/Reference should be on school
letterhead
 Student’s name MUST be displayed on top
 Original signature
 Must use online fillable form
Deadlines
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All interested students MUST notify Ms. Jamil
by October 19, 2012 – No late-comers will be
considered!
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All VPA interested students – Please see your
performing arts teacher
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All nominees will be requested to submit
page 1 of application by October 26, 2012
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VPA Application Due – November 30,
2012 (Only applicable to nominees sent
forward for adjudication)
Academic & Mentorship Application Deadline –
November 30, 2012 – No Exceptions!
Reference Link
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http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/gover
nors_school_programs/summer_residential/i
ndex.shtml
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