To: Parents, Students, High School Administrators, Teachers, and Counselors
From: Lisa Stewart
Date: Oct. 5, 2020
Re: Nominations for Governor’s School 2020-21
We need your help once again in the nomination process for Governor’s School.
If adequate funding is generated, classes will be offered on two North Carolina campuses: Governor’s School West at High Point University in High Point and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. Dates for the summer of 2021 will be June 20, 2021 – July 28, 2021.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts area. The school is contingent upon funds gifted to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The school district anticipates covering the cost for any students selected to attend so finances will not limit the opportunities for any student.
The academic disciplines include:
Foreign Language (Spanish at Governor’s School West; French at Governor’s School East)-11th only
Natural Science-11th only
Social Science-11th only
The performing/visual arts disciplines include:
Art (11th only)
Choral Music (10th or 11th)
Instrumental Music (10th or 11th)
Dance (10th or 11th)
Theater (11th only)
A student does not have to be identified as gifted in our AIG program to qualify. Individuals who nominate a student should be able to complete a recommendation letter addressing the student’s strengths in the area of nomination. Students nominated for an academic area should have a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher and those nominated for a performing arts area should have a weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Your help with this process is appreciated. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me:
Lisa Stewart firstname.lastname@example.org 919-639-6161 ext 1314
Nominations should be submitted by Oct. 9, 2020. Please share your nominations with me electronically.