Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology




Central Virginia Governor's School is located on the campus of Heritage High School in Lynchburg.  Students at CVGS conduct original research projects, use sophisticated equipment and software, participate in an award winning internship program, and pursue a rigorous academic curriculum.  William Campbell students who are selected for admission attend classes at CVGS in the mornings and return in the afternoons for history, English and one additional course.

Students apply for admission to the Governor's School in the spring of their sophomore year. Applications are reviewed by selection committees in each school division. The selection committees consider standardized test scores, academic achievement, and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics when evaluating and ranking student applications.  The tuition for students accepted into the program is paid to the Governor's School by the student's school division. CVGS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment. 

  • The CVGS curriculum is designed for gifted and talented students.
  • Teachers serve as mentors promoting student engagement and active learning. 
  • Students enjoy more freedoms and are responsible for their own learning and time management.
  • Multidisciplinary connections between mathematics, science and technology are stressed.
  • Students participate in sophisticated science laboratories, long-term assignments, independent research projects, and group work in both labs and on projects.
  • All students are assigned an email account and a laptop computer.


ALL APPLICATION INFORMATION MUST BE PICKED UP FROM MRS.DALTON. THE APPLICATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE CVGS WEBSITE BUT OTHER INFORMATION MUST BE GIVEN TO THE APPLICANT BY MRS.DALTON BEFORE STUDENT IS ALLOWED TO COMPLETE APPLICATION.


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