The Governor's School of North Carolina is a five-week summer residential program for students who exhibit gifts and talents in various academic and artistic domains, on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.
The Governor's School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 305 students each: Governor's School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978).
For more information about how to have a student apply for Governor's School, please contact the following campus-based contacts:
Carrboro High School: Matt Harkey, Counselor
Chapel Hill High School: Julia Royal and Ryan McGraw, Counselors
East Chapel Hill High School: Tennille Jones-Lewis, Counselor
Applications are due in early October