Piedmont Governor's School
Students selected to attend The Piedmont Governor’s School for Mathematics, Science and Technology are enrolled for two years in a half-day program located at an off-site location provided by Patrick Henry Community College. Students interested in applying to Governor’s School should speak with a school counselor regarding their plan of study. It is recommended that students complete their third year of foreign language.
Those interested in attending the Piedmont Governor’s School should contact a school counselor for information about applying in the fall of their sophomore year. Admission to the Piedmont Governor’s School is highly competitive. Selection criteria include PSAT scores, standardized test scores, and academic performance through tenth grade along with teacher recommendations.
Juniors must take College Chemistry; for math, juniors must take either Advanced Mathematical Analysis or Advanced Calculus. All juniors are required to take Research Methodology and Design.
Seniors must choose either college physics, college biology, human anatomy or microbiology; seniors must choose among Laboratory Calculus, Advanced Calculus II, or college statistics. All seniors are required to take senior research application and evaluation course.
Students wishing to attend the Piedmont Governor’s School should meet the following criteria:
- Possess a GPA of 3.2 or higher
- Have completed Biology AND Algebra II by the end of his/her 10th grade year
The Piedmont Governor’s School offers opportunities which will strengthen students in areas that will help them excel in college, a career, and life after high school. The curriculum at PGS is characterized by and contains the following:
- Heavy research focus
- Student and faculty collaboration
- Completion of digital portfolio
- Program oriented field trips
- Interdisciplinary units
- Robotics team
- Hands-on labs
- Project based learning