Virginia Regional Academic-Year Governor's Schools


In addition to specialty programs, students may apply to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology located in Fairfax, or for The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park, a two-year program for selected high school juniors developed by PWCS, Manassas City, and Manassas Park Public School Divisions in cooperation with George Mason University. The program is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus.


The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park

The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) initiative. The instructional design of the program integrates strands in biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering with mathematics, technology, and with laboratory research. Learning experiences focus on real-world research with mentorship opportunities in business, industry, government, and university settings.

Students must have completed algebra II/trigonometry and both biology and chemistry by the end of the tenth grade in order to apply. In addition to meetings at The Governor’s School itself, information meetings will be held in each school.

Rising juniors are eligible to apply for the program. Interested students can access the application by completing the intent to apply form below. 

Intent to Apply to Governor's School @ Innovation Park

Application instructions and online intent to apply form.

Intent to Apply Form

Dr. Jason Calhoun, Director

The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110-2203
703.993.7027

INFORMATION MEETINGS @ THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL

December 14, 2019
Bull Run Hall, Room #130
8:00 a.m.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
February 1, 2020

REQUIRED MATHEMATICS TEST @ THE GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL

Saturday, February 29 or March 1, 2020 (choose one)
Science and Technology Campus, GMU

ACCEPTANCE INFORMATION EMAILED TO STUDENTS

Friday, April 3, 2020

NEW STUDENT WELCOME MEETINGS

Saturday, May 2 & May 30, 2020

Parents must attend both meetings.


Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Regional Governor’s School, accepts Prince William County students into its four-year program through an application and testing process.

Interested students should ask a designated middle school counselor for an information packet. Students must complete Algebra 1 by the end of eighth grade or receive written authorization to apply to Thomas Jefferson from the Admissions Director.

Additional information is available through the

Thomas Jefferson Admissions Office website

or at 571.423.3770

Thomas Jefferson High School
6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

September 27, 2019(4 p.m.)

 
  
ADMISSIONS TESTING

November 9, 2019

8:00 a.m.

Saunders Middle School

ADMISSIONS TESTING SNOW DATE

November 16, 2019

8 a.m.

Saunders Middle School

SEMIFINALIST NOTIFICATION (online)

January 17, 2020

FINAL ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION (online)

On or before April 30, 2020



Attendance Areas


Students living within the boundary of any PWCS high school are eligible to apply to The Governor's School @ Innovation Park and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

Transportation


Limited transportation is available.


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