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Quick Facts

  • Five school divisions send students to CVGS.
  • CVGS students come from eleven different high schools.
  • Student selection is conducted by a selection committee in each school division.
  • Tuition for each student is paid by the sending school division.
  • Local school divisions provide daily transportation for CVGS students.
  • CVGS class begin at 7:30 a.m. and end at 11:05 a.m.—students return to their base schools for afternoon classes and extracurricular activities.
  • CVGS is open for students on six Saturdays from 9 a.m. until noon so students can complete work and obtain extra help throughout the year.
  • New juniors attend a four day orientation before they start school in the fall.
  • Governor's School classes are Grade Point Average-weighted courses (5.0 for an "A") for home school transcripts.
  • Dual-enrollment classes are taught by CVGS faculty with college credit granted through Central Virginia Community College.
  • CVGS prepares students for college by providing an environment that supports individual and team responsibility, academic maturity, a sound and comprehensive research experience, exposure to established and emerging technologies, and a 36 hour internship program.