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.
Students attend either from 7:30 a.m. until 10:10 a.m. or from 8:25 a.m. until 11:05 a.m.—all students return to their base schools for afternoon classes and extracurricular activities.
CVGS is open for students on five Saturdays during the first semester from 9 a.m. until noon so students can complete work and obtain extra help throughout the year.
New juniors attend four days of orientation before they start school in the fall.
Governor's School classes are Grade Point Average-weighted courses (5.0 for an "A") for base school transcripts.
Dual-enrollment classes are taught by CVGS faculty with college credit granted through the University of Lynchburg.
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.