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Admissions Overview

Welcome to the CVGS Admissions Information Page 
Please read all the information on this page before accessing the application forms available through the links in the menu on the left of this page.  The first step is to learn more about our program.  Once you have read our informational brochure, return to this page for more specific information about applying to attend CVGS.  Please click this LINK to access a pdf of our informational brochure!

Background Information 
Students apply for admission to the Governor's School in the spring of their sophomore year. Applications are reviewed by selection committees in each school division. The selection committees consider standardized test scores, academic achievement, and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics when evaluating and ranking student applications.  The tuition for students accepted into the program is paid to the Governor's School by the student's school division. CVGS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment.  

How to Apply
1. Discuss the opportunity with your parents/guardians and guidance counselor.
2. Attend a CVGS open house; this isn't required, but is recommended if you want to learn more about the
    program.  Two Open Houses for Prospective Students occur during January or February each year.  
    Please consult the school calendar for the dates and times.
3. Fill out the application form available as a form-fill pdf document; Your computer must have 
    Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to fill out the application.  When you are finished, save it and print out a
    hard copy to turn in to your guidance counselor by the due date at your school.  
4. Ask your guidance counselor to complete the student record form.
5. Ask three of your teachers (1 math teacher, 1 science teacher, and 1 other teacher ) to write
    recommendations for you using the recommendation form provided.  You can save the form and email it
    to your teachers, or provide them with a link to this website.  Of course, their computers must also
    have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed to fill out the recommendation.  Once completed, teachers should
    print out the recommendation and return it to your guidance counselor.

As a final note, it is important to allow your guidance counselor and teachers enough time to complete their forms.  Be sure the application, student record and three recommendation forms are completed and in the hands of your guidance counselor by the application deadline.