A. Linwood Holton Governor's School
Virginia's First Virtual Governor's School
One Partnership Circle - PO Box 1987 Abingdon, VA 24212
Telephone: 276-619-4326      Fax: 276-619-4309     e-mail: holton@hgs.k12.va.us


ANNOUNCEMENTS


All Governor's School dual enrollment students - that is, students taking a class for both high school and college credit - should be aware of the drop deadline schedule for their community college. Students with any questions about drop deadline schedules and/or the consequences of dropping a class should contact their guidance counselor and/or facilitator. For convenience, a schedule of remaining dual enrollment 2017 drop deadlines for the Holton Governor's School Spring 2017 Semester appears in the school's academic calendar.

Please remember that any student wishing to drop dual enrollment must send a written request to the Governor's School Office - via US mail, FAX, or e-mail - explicitly stating the drop request. The written drop request must include as a minimum the student's name, student's high school, and the name of the class to be dropped. The written request must be received at the Governor's School offices no later than the drop deadline date for the student's dual enrollment community college.

Telephone requests to drop dual enrollment can not and will not be honored.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governor's School Introduces A New Video Series


Considering a Governor's School class but would like to know more before you take the leap? To provide more information about classes for prospective Governor's School students, the first series of information videos are now available. The videos are interviews with class instructors as well as current and former students. By viewing the videos, prospective students will learn about the class format, course content, and students' experiences. Series videos will continue to be posted throughout the year. Follow the links below to the web pages on which the currently available videos are posted.

Advanced Multimedia Applications
Human Anatomy & Physiology
All History Department Courses:
Appalachian History, Western Civilization, and World Civilization

So grab a Governor's School admission application, a box of popcorn, and prepare to learn about a great opportunity.

 
 

Smart Phone E-mail Access is now available

To use this feature:

  • Connect using your e-mail address and password
  • Once connected, the setup and access should be automatic by using the auto discover feature of the phone (auto discover is active on the mail server)
  • If connecting manually, use holtonmail.hgs.k12.va.us as the server name

You can reach the non-flash mail access web page here: http://www.hgs.k12.va.us/mobile

Unfortunately, due to variation in phones, OS of phone systems, etc., we cannot offer any advice and/or support beyond the above for phone e-mail access.

Please note that depending upon your connection, when connecting for the first time using your phone, you may have to log into your e-mail entering rather than using just . Password entry remains unchanged.

 

 
 

Considering a future career as an engineer but concerned about the cost and/or inconvenience of having to move to Blacksburg or Charlottesville to obtain an engineering degree? The University of Virginia (UVA) now has a special program for you, Engineers Produced in Virginia, that can reduce cost and allow you to earn credit toward an engineering degree through your local community college.

The University of Virginia has a partnership with the Virginia Community Colleges that gives students an opportunity to take classes at a Virginia Community College to earn an Associate of Science in Engineering degree (or equivalent) and become eligible to enter UVA's engineering undergraduate program. Students can then earn their four-year engineering degree from UVA in Charlottesville or in their community. Through an on-line program called Engineers Produced in Virginia, a student can earn a UVA Engineering Science degree while continuing to live in their community for all four years of school.

Students in this program may also qualify for a $4000 "two-year college transfer" grant when moving from the two-year to four-year program while working on their engineering degree.

Interested students may download a program brochure here (PDF file). For more program details and to learn of the significant cost savings that may be realized through participation in the program, please visit the program's web site.

 
 
 
 


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