Summer Governor’s Schools and Academies provide intensive educational experiences for high school students
PWCS was well represented by 60 aspiring juniors and seniors in the Residential Governor’s Schools held on college campuses across the state. In addition, 11 PWCS students attended the 2022 Governor’s World Language Academies.
The Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) provide intensive educational experiences for PWCS high school juniors and seniors, complementing the education they receive during the regular school year. Each school focuses on a specific area of interest – agriculture; visual and performing arts; Humanities; mathematics, science and technology; life sciences and medicine. Admission to these programs is highly competitive and involves completing an extensive application, including writing essays and teacher recommendations.
Students stay at a Virginia college or university campus for up to four weeks, living, studying, and meeting other students with similar interests and abilities from across Virginia. You will be involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies and research. You will participate in individual and group projects and performances, and attend seminars with well-known scientists, visiting artists, and other professionals. Students can also work side by side with researchers, doctors and other experts.
The Governor’s Foreign Language Academies are designed to provide a unique and exciting opportunity for outstanding students interested in studying a language in an intensive environment. The focus of the academies is on the functional and meaningful use of the foreign language through full and partial immersion programs. The three-week programs are held at Washington and Lee University and Randolph Macon College.
Participants in the 2022 Governor’s School Summer Residency Programs:
Agriculture at Virginia Tech University (including Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Food Science):
Battlefield High School: Thida Samay
- Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Lani Lin-Kissick, Ivan Nicolai, Brandon Wang
- Forest Park High School: Kathryn Critchley
- Garfield High School: Sinai Palma, Leah Rich
- Osbourn Park High School: Stephanie Aiddoo, Anges Cho, Christina Fernandez, Madison Kerr, Bethelle Lanquaye
- Patriot High School: Rachel Camille Bish
Humanities at Radford University:
- Battlefield High School: Cambelle Laskodi
- Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Megan Lawson, Isabella Schrecengost
- CD Hylton High School: Colin Flaherty, Paul Quinter, Ariadna Rodriguez
- Forest Park High School: Miguel Kamgaing Kamgaing, Isabella Schrecengost
- Garfield High School: Nizar Bousselmi, Elizabeth Eckman
- Osbourn Park High School: Shady Habib, Madison Nally, Jenna Warner
- Woodbridge High School: Julia Calli, Giovanni Medina, Addis Ransom
Math, Science and Technology at Lynchburg College:
- Battlefield High School: Saad Fayyaz, Natale Gray, Chloe Pak
- Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: David Choi, Ava Magnell, Anna Nelson
- Liberty High School: Daniela Calderon Marquez
- Garfield High School: Saja Elfaki
- Gainesville High School: Shifa Fayyaz, Jayden Ko
- Osbourn Park High School: Ryan Alberti, Kushan Dixit, Heather Tang, Farhan Uddin
- Patriot High School: Anika Agarwal
Visual and Performing Arts at Radford University:
- Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Ziad Afifi, Tim Bui, Alicia Foyes, Genesis Graves, Kate Hovey, Mya Jackson, Caitlin Lohfeld, Ainsley McNatt, Rachel Rock, Naomi Rouner, Evan Shields, Chloe Smalls Johnson, Lucy Yannarell
- CD Hylton High School: Abigail Mirambel
- Woodbridge High School: Audrey Evans, Sophia Sharaa
Governor’s Foreign Language Academies, French and Spanish Academies at Washington and Lee University; Academies of Japanese and Latin at Randolph Macon College:
- Battlefield High School: Austin Cardran (Japanese), Elizabeth Genberg (Latin), Elena Shropshire (French), Jaylen Waithe (French)
- Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School: Bernice Gonzales (Japanese), Matiyas Melesse (Japanese), Stephanie Williams (Spanish)
- Gainesville High School: Emily Jung (French), Samantha Sherwood (Spanish)
- Patriot High School: Ivanna Rodriguez (Japanese)
- Woodbridge High School: Hieu Lac (French)
All 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply to the SRGS programs. The application process begins in October.
Visit the Governor’s School website for more information.