Welcome to the CVGS Admissions Information Page 

There are many exciting opportunities available at CVGS, and we are proud of our programs, our students, and all our students accomplish while they are with us.

Students at CVGS conduct original research projects, use sophisticated equipment and software, participate in an award winning internship program, and pursue a rigorous academic curriculum.

Along with the curricular challenges and unique experiences of the CVGS program, academically talented and highly motivated students from eleven high schools attend CVGS and work and learn together, forming a network of friendships that otherwise would not exist.

CVGS  is one of 19 Virginia Governor's Schools serving over 6,500 gifted and talented students across the state, and for over 35 years our graduates have gone on to attend the best colleges and universities in the country.  After completing undergraduate studies, CVGS alumni have compiled amazing vitas detailing extensive contributions to their fields of study and their communities.

We are delighted that you are considering applying to CVGS.  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.  

Background Information 

Students apply for admission to the Governor's School in the winter 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.  

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How to Apply

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.