• 2024 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS)

    Are you currently a high school sophomore or junior?  If so, you should consider applying to the 2024 Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools.

    The Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s Schools are approximately four weeks long and are held each summer on various college and university campuses throughout Virginia.  The Governor’s Schools offer students a unique opportunity to work and study not only with other students with similar talents and interests, but also with mentors, professors, scientists, and other professionals in their field of interest.

    The following Summer Residential Governor’s Schools will be offered in 2024:

    • Agriculture 
    • Humanities
    • Math, Science, and Technology 
    • Visual and Performing Arts 

    And Mentorships in:

    • Marine Science (VIMS)
    • Engineering (Jefferson Lab)

    LCPS students must apply through their home high schools.  Students may apply to only one Governor’s School.  School divisions select the students they nominate for the state level application process. 

    Visual and Performing Arts Applicants:

    LCPS students interested in the 2024 Visual and Performing Arts Governor’s School must attend a local preliminary audition for selection to attend the state level audition. The 2024 LCPS Preliminary Audition will be IN-PERSONby appointment, on October 30, 2023, at Briar Woods High School.

    • The deadline to register for the VIRTUAL Preliminary Audition is October 23, 2023. Please complete the Registration Form found here: 2024 Audition Registration Form
    • Once you register, you will receive an email with the audition requirements for the arts area you selected.
    • You do not need to complete an application before the LCPS Preliminary Audition, but you must register!

    LCPS Preliminary Audition Requirements are found below:


    Please read them carefully as you prepare for your audition.

    If you are selected for the state auditions, you will need to apply for the Visual and Performing Arts Governor’s School. If you are not selected for the state auditions, you may apply to a different Governor’s School.

    Please make sure that you use the 2024 Summer Application. Make sure you use the appropriate applications - "Academic" or "Mentorship" - depending on the program you want to apply to.  Note that your application must be typed rather than written by hand (hence the need to download an electronic copy of the application).  

    The application asks you for the "School Division" and the "Public School LEA Number". The school division is Loudoun County Public Schools and the LEA number is 053-0370.

    Below is information that will help you fill out the first page of the application.

    School Information:  John Champe High School, 41535 Sacred Mountain Street, Aldie, Virginia 20105

    Phone: 703-722-2687

    Fax: 703-722-2688

    Division Name: Loudoun County Public Schools

    Public School LEA Number: 053-0370

    HS Contact: Irene Nettekoven

    HS Contact Email: Irene.Nettekoven@lcps.org