Governor's School for Visual and
Performing Arts - Summer 2015
Residential Governor's School for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts is an
intensive summer program for high school students. The program offers participants
the opportunity to live, study and develop bonds with other students with
similar interests and abilities from across the commonwealth. Both
co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are designed to encourage
students' interests and abilities.
visual and performing arts programs include: Dance, Instrumental Music, Visual
Art, Vocal Music, and Theater.
students should submit an “Intent to Audition” form to BWHS school counselor, Mrs. Pond, by October 15, 2014. You will then be sent
assigned a time for the local LCPS audition on November 3, 2014 at John Champe
High School. Students who meet the LCPS audition criteria will be required to
submit an application to Ms. Pond by December
12, 2014, and their applications will be sent to the state. Visual and
Performing Arts applications can be found here (once
you follow the link, scroll to the bottom of the page).
Governor's School Academic Programs
and Mentorships - Summer 2015
The Summer Residential Governor’s
Schools Academic Programs and Mentorships are month-long residential programs
for 10th and 11th grade students in the Commonwealth of
Virginia. The goal of each Governor’s School is to provide opportunities for
intellectual as well as social and emotional growth for those who attend.
There are four Academic Programs:
(1) Agriculture, (2) Humanities, and (3) Mathematics, Science and Technology,
and (4) Life Sciences and Medicine. The programs are housed on various campuses
throughout the Commonwealth and are free to the students.
There are two Mentorship Programs:
(1) Engineering at NASA/NIA, and (2) Marine Science at the Virginia Institute
for Marine Science.
Applications are due to Ms. Pond by December 12, 2014. You must submit hard copies in
person; electronic copies cannot be accepted. You will notice that Governor’s
School requests two teacher recommendations. They are also due to Ms. Pond by
December 12, 2013. Please give your teacher a minimum of two weeks’ notice when
requesting any letter of recommendation.
Detailed information and applications
can be found on the Governor’s
Make sure you use the appropriate applications - "Academic" or
"Mentorship" - depending on the program you want to apply to. Note
that the first page of the application must be keyed rather than printed in by
hand (hence the need to download an electronic copy of the application). While
it is not a requirement, we recommend that you key the entire application. If
you do not have access to a computer and/or the internet, please let Ms. Pond know.
The application asks you for the
"School Division" and the "School Division DOE Code." The
school division is Loudoun County Public Schools and the DOE code is 053-0420.
We have also created application
checklists to assist you:
Academic Application Checklist
Mentorship Application Checklist
Information - including BWHS contact
information - to help you fill out the first page of the application can be
Good luck! Let us know if you have