Social Guidelines

All conduct standards and guidelines adhere to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and ensure a secure and focused learning environment. Respect for all persons, living beings, and personal and public property is expected at all times. Any standards not specified below will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Rule Infractions may result in dismissal from the program, in which case a parent / guardian will be required to pick up the dismissed student. 


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 and showcase on July 21, 2018 - Final Day activities typically end by 3:30pm.

Students will not be excused from campus during the session for any reason other than an emergency.

When students accept the appointment to the Governor’s School, they must be prepared to forego other activities, however commendable they may be, for the duration of the Governor’s School. This guideline is in place to ensure all students derive the maximum benefit from the program.