- Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, Director
- Leigh Anne Kelley, Associate Director
- Liza Moles, Resident Life Director
- Advisory Board: Dr. Kate Hawkins and Dr. Margaret Devaney
The Governor’s School for Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities works to enhance the individual college experience as students grow and learn.
Applications for the Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts residential programs (music, visual art, theater and dance) are initiated at the beginning of each school year with your school district Gifted Coordinators and Guidance Counselors. The process involves various deadlines implemented by your school district.
We urge all potential Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts students to talk with their school guidance counselors about the Governor's School application process in September of each school year.
If you are reading this webpage, we encourage you to apply.
Summer 2018 Information
Summer 2018 session will be held at Radford University on June 24 through July 21, 2018.
More site-specific information will be updated as information becomes available. At this juncture - before adjudication and selection - most questions should be directed to your school's Guidance Counselors and Gifted Coordinators.
Courses, faculty and general information from 2017 is similar to what the 2018 program will present.
Rising Sophomores and Juniors interested in applying for the Residential Governor's School for Humanities and Visual & Performing Arts should talk with their school Arts Educators, Guidance Counselors and Gifted Coordinators about the process!
Positions for the 2018 Governor's School - information is available.
ADJUDICATION EVENTS - UPDATES:
We adjudicated over 950 wonderful students who applied to participate in the 2018 GovSchool. Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities Applications will be forwarded to VA-DOE by your School/District Gifted Coordinators. Decisions will be made in mid-March. See your school/district gifted coordinators and guidance counselors if you have questions about the process until students have been notified of their selection status.
After selection is completed around April 1, 2018, the VA-DOE office will communicate with parents of students who applied for the 2018 summer program. Letters from VA-DOE typically go out on or around April 15. After students have been notified, our offices will communicate with parents of students invited to attend the 2018 summer program. That communication will come in early May.