The Summer Residential Governor's Schools (SRGS) (Academic and Mentorships) are month-long residential programs for tenth and eleventh grade students in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Summer Residential Governor's Schools are housed on various campuses throughout the Commonwealth and are funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia and local school divisions. Tuition for the programs is paid by the county, though students may be assessed a nominal activities fee.

The SRGS Academic programs provide intellectually challenging and enriching experiences within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication for a limited number of academically/intellectually gifted high school students. Each college-based program provides a curriculum that integrates subject matter from various disciplines around its overall program theme. Each mentorship program provides challenging work experiences relevant to the mentorship site.

(100 students) @ Virginia Tech
-agribusiness, biotechnology, environmental science & its implications, international trade, resource management

(200 students) @ Radford University-anthropology, economics, history, literature, media, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology

Math, Science & Technology (160 students) @ Lynchburg College

-anatomy & physiology, astronomy, computer programming, geology, hydrology,
hypermedia, physics, upper level mathematics

Medicine and Health Science
(26 students) @ Virginia Commonwealth    University
-biology, chemistry, computer science applications, environmental science, forensics, medicine, physics

Engineering (12 students) @ Jefferson Lab

Virginia Institute of Marine Science (6 students) @ Christopher Newport University

-coastal law, fisheries, marine resources management, wetlands ecology)   

To sign-up to apply to any of the SRGS', please fill in the form below:       


November 2- All teacher recommendations should be authorized

November 9- Page 2 of Application due

December 18
—Academic applications due. Academic teacher recommendations due.

—Testing (when necessary) conducted.

Late February
—Students notified if selected for state

Mid-April—Students notified by state if selected for program


 ** All application files and information is located under the
 "Files and Documents"
section to the left***

Visual and Performing Arts (Radford University)

The SRGS for Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) provides artistically challenging and intellectually enriching experiences. This learning occurs within a community of mutual support, respect, and dedication. The VPA program focuses on process, not upon finished works of art. The program exposes students to a wide variety of experiences in an art form and offers participants opportunities to explore numerous aspects of variety of art forms. Students spend the month interacting with outstanding arts professionals from throughout the country.

Instrumental Music (55-60 students)

Vocal Music (20-25 students)

Visual Art (45-50 students)

Dance (20-25 students)

Theater (45-50 students) 

Students interested an arts audition must sign up online (see announcement below).

The local auditions will take place at Colgan High School:

                November 5- Vocal Music & Visual Art
                November 6- Instrumental Music, Dance & Theater

All students must also complete a preliminary application.

The sign-ups for local auditions and preliminary applications are open.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Edwards at 571-261-4400, or stop by the Gifted Education Office in room  2135.