STEM-H, Regional Academy, Gov School, Summer Opportunities

2018-19 RVGS Information Meetings:

What? Information meetings for students--and their parents--interested in applying for the 2018-19  academic year. Governor’s School staff will present the unique features of the school and distribute application information required for selection and admission. The School is a regional, academic-year program for secondary school students in grades 9-12 who are highly motivated in science and mathematics. Selection for available spaces is competitive.

Tuesday, January 2nd, 6:30 p.m.              The Governor’s School
Thursday, January 4th, 6:30 p.m.             The Governor’s School
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30 p.m.              Staunton River High
Tuesday, January 16th, 6:30 p.m.           Franklin County High  
Thursday, January 18th, 6:30 p.m.           The Governor’s School


Students and at least one parent or guardian must attend one of the above sessions in order to obtain an application for admission. Applications will NOT be available in local schools.

*Applications are due to Allison Chester, LBHS Guidance, by January 25, 2018*

For additional information, call The Governor’s School, 853-2116 or e-mail, The Governor’s School is sponsored jointly by the Virginia Department of Education and participating public school districts including Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke City, Roanoke County, and the City of Salem. Students must be enrolled in one of these districts in order to attend the School.


Other Enrichment Opportunities:

Are you interested in challenging yourself academically and artistically? Check out the following enrichment opportunities for current LBHS students! See Mrs. Chester for more information.

  • Duke University Summer College for High School Students - If you are a current 10th or 11th grade student, you are eligible to apply as early as December 1, 2016. This 4-week credit-bearing program offered by Duke University attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world. Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide high school students with an academic and residential environment that is conducive to collegiate success. Students must seek permission from the Counseling and Principals office prior to applying for program. See below for additional information and web address.


Deadline Opportunity Eligibility Criteria Information Website Procedure
February 6, 2017  BLAST Program  9th grade students w/C+ average are eligible to apply  FREE program, must provide transportation too/from universities  Information
Apply online 
 April 30, 2018 Richmond Youth Academy / FBI Juniors & Seniors, GPA 2.5 or higher
 Apply online
 Varying  James River Leadership Academy   A successful JRLA candidate will have an expressed interest in the environment and concern for the future of the James River. Other desired qualities include outdoor experience and ambitions for pursuing higher education or careers in any field of study. Students will be required to complete an application and obtain two positive letters of recommendation, one from a current teacher and one from an unrelated adult they know personally.   Visit website for more information
Visit website for more information
  Duke University Summer College for High School Students  10th and 11th Grade Students  Application process begins 12/1/2016  Summer College for High School Students Visit the webpage for additional information. 


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