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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Yes, we know it's only a couple of days into spring....but it is time to start scheduling fall classes.
How do you do it with schools currently closed? Watch this space. DETAILS COMING SOON!
Beginning with the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year, the Governor’s School will offer Latin I and Latin II. Why Latin? Latin is the basis for many scientific names, terms, and phrases as well as legal phrases. (You, as a US citizen, may one day be paying an ad valorem tax or if in the legal profession, filing an amicus curiae brief.) Thinking of entering the field of biology, medicine, or other healthcare related professions? If so, knowing basic Latin may be of significant benefit to you in your college and subsequent professional career.
Current plans call for Latin I being offered in the fall 2020 semester followed by Latin II in the spring 2021 semester. Both classes will be asynchronous (“on-demand” classes) high school credit classes. (Please note that the 2020-2021 academic schedule is currently in the planning stage. Actual course offerings and times may differ from those listed here.)
Interested? Watch for the release of the Governor’s School 2020-2021 Course Schedule, then talk to your guidance counselor about enrollment and HGS admission requirements.
WELCOME to the [temporary] home of the HGS Bulletin Board. The HGS Bulletin Board is the place where you can find student scholarship opportunities, unique educational opportunities, student competition announcements, and much more.
VDOE Covid-19 Resources
The Virginia Department of Education has issued a bulletin with links to resources for parents. Students may want to forward the link to family members. Details here.
VA Writers Club College Scholarship
Tell about how you hope to inspire others with your writing. The Virginia Writers Club is offering at least one $2000 Scholarship to either a high school student or college freshman. Details here.
Free Spectrum Internet
During the coronavirus pandemic, Spectrum is offering two free months of internet and WiFi services to new customers in households with Pre-K to 12 or college students who need remote education. Details here.
Free Comcast Internet
During the coronavirus pandemic, Comcast is offering free internet to low-income families for two months. Details here.
Summer Enrichment Experience STEM Camp at VCOM
The Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) program is designed to promote science and medicine to area high school students. The Blacksburg, Virginia program will be held in July, with an April 12th application deadline. Details here.
Mount Rogers Naturalists Rally
The Blue Ridge Discovery Center is hosting the 46th annual Mount Rogers Naturalist Rally. The event offers a wide variety of field trips with leaders who are experts in their field and who are able to make natural history understandable and interesting for everyone from inquisitive amateurs to accomplished naturalists. Details here.
CS STARS Challenge
It's time for the CS STARS Challenge! This six-part online challenge is designed to raise awareness and understanding of computer science content and get students excited about learning computer science. Weekly prizes are awarded as well as a $500 gift card grand prize. Details here.
Prepare for College In Virginia
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia provides resources for parents and students to help them with preparing for higher education: Student Resources. One of these resources is the 1-2-3 GO! Program, Virginia's Three Steps to College, which helps with preparation, the application process, and paying for higher education in Virginia: Three Steps to College Events.
MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute
MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute is a four-week program at MIT that challenges high school students to tackle high-tech projects. Download the announcement PDF here.
Emory & Henry College STEM Cohort Scholarship Program
Emory & Henry College introduces their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Cohort Scholarship Program. Download the announcement PDF here.
HGS Virtual School Browser Requirements
The software used by the Governor's School makes use of the latest web standards supported by the major browsers: Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Thus, the HGS Virtual School (Canvas) and the HGS Virtual Classroom (Jigsaw) no longer support the Internet Explorer web browser. Students should not use the Internet Explorer browser to access the HSG web site, HGS Virtual School, and/or HGS Virtual Classroom.
Soon students may not be able to access the HGS Virtual School/Classroom unless they are using the latest version of Chrome and/or Firefox. Currently, one must use Google Chrome browser versions 75, 76, or 77, with browser version 77 being preferred. If one is using Mozilla Firefox, one must use version 67, 68, or 69, with browser version 69 preferred. As new versions of Firefox and Chrome are released, students are obligated to keep their browsers up-to-date to have access to the school's sites.
Enforcement of the above noted browser requirements will begin no later than October 15, 2019.
Smart Phone E-mail Access is available
To use this feature:
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.
The Governor's School uses Twitter to "broadcast" inclement weather closures, schedule changes (e.g., instructor class cancellation), system outages, holiday reminders, and other information about HGS events and activities. Stay Connected. Follow @ALHGSSupport
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