DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 218
October 13, 2006
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
2007 Governor's Summer Residential Program
Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2007
Governor's Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential
Governor's Schools and six Governor's
Summer Residential Governor's School Academic, Mentorship, and Visual and Performing Arts Programs
Applications and administrative guides for the 2007 Summer Residential Governor's Schools are available electronically, through the Virginia Department of Educations Web page at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Govschools/SRGS.
Applications for the 2007 Governor's Foreign Language Academies are also available electronically. Complete information about the academies, including applications, informational flyers, and nominee report forms, is available on the Department of Educations Web page at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/Instruction/Language/GAindex.html. However, the sealed composition and tape topics for the French, German, and Spanish academies and the Latin test and essay topic must be ordered from the Department of Education. Order forms are available on the Internet at the address listed previously.
The application process for the Summer Residential Governors Schools continues to allow students choices among the programs. Gifted education coordinators should review the administrative guides carefully for more detailed information. A parent and student guide has been created for students considering either the academics and mentorship programs, or the visual and performing arts programs.
Students may attend only one program during their high school career. Every school division is guaranteed representation in the academic programs, which include agriculture; humanities; life sciences and medicine; mathematics, science, and technology; and mentorships. Admission to the visual and performing arts program is competitive; students are selected based on the strength of their applications, their ranking in the school division or private school region, and the needs of the programs.
high school students may apply through their high schools. Home-schooled students may apply by
submitting a completed application to the principal of the public high school
in the zone/division in which they reside.
The student's application then becomes a part of that school's
application process. Private school
students may apply through heads of their schools; their applications are then
referred to the appropriate private school regional committee for nomination.
For a list of private schools by region, please refer to either the academic or
the visual and performing arts administrative guide for private schools.
Governor's Foreign Language Academies Application Process Acceptance in the Governors Foreign Language Academies is competitive. A statewide selection committee reviews student submissions of unedited samples of oral and written work. Please read carefully the general information that accompanies the applications. The application packets describe the eligibility and nomination requirements specific to each program.
cost of the Summer Residential Governor's Schools and the Governor's
2007 Tuition Amounts
Tuition costs will not exceed the designated amount for each program.
Foreign Language Academies $1,778
Mathematics, Science, and Technology $1,472
Life Sciences and Medicine $2,667
Mentorships in Engineering and Marine Science $2,947
Visual and Performing Arts $1,832
School divisions and private schools must guarantee funding for all nominees. The nomination report form, signed by school division superintendents and heads of each nominating private high school, indicates their assurance that funding for tuition will be provided for all students they nominate.
The 2007 Summer Residential Governors School nomination report and instructions for its submission will be posted to the Web page indicated previously by January 1, 2007.
Nomination report forms for Governor's Foreign Language Academies are posted on the Web page for Governors Foreign Language Academies listed previously. The completed forms may be mailed or faxed to the Department of Education. Divisions may refer to the attachment to this memo for deadlines and other important information.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of the Governor's Summer Residential Program. For information about the Governors Foreign Language Academies, please contact Ms. Helen Small, foreign language specialist, by e-mail at Helen.Small@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3666. For information about the Summer Residential Governors Schools, please contact Dr. Barbara McGonagill, principal specialist, Governors Schools and Gifted Education, by e-mail at Barbara.McGonagill@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804)225-2884.