Linwood Holton Governor's School
Virginia's First Virtual Governor's School
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After a two year plus absence from the ALHGS course schedule, Physics returns to the Governor's School as a one semester asynchronous (i.e., "on demand") Honors course and as a two semester hybrid (both synchronous and asynchronous) Advanced Placement course, both beginning in the fall 2023 semester. Both HGS Physics course offerings will be algebra based (i.e., non-calculus) and high school credit only, with the AP exam available to the student after completing the advanced placement offering. (That is, the courses are not dual enrollment.)
HGS Physics is a must have for anyone planning on attending college. Enrollment for the fall 2023 semester offering is now open. Talk to your school guidance counselor today to determine your enrollment eligibility.
INAUGURAL OFFERING SPRING 2023: The Governor's School will offer Introductory Chemistry (CHM 101) beginning with the Spring 2023 Semester. This four college credit hour offering, spanning one semester, explores the experimental and theoretical concepts of general chemistry while emphasizing scientific reasoning, critical and analytical thinking.
The course content and presentation is directed towards students who will not major in science and/or engineering in college. Thus, in addition to offering knowledge of basic chemistry, the general purpose of this course is to provide the student skills in problem solving and in critical thinking, and an understanding of the methods of scientific inquiry, which may be used in non-technical fields far removed from chemistry.
This Governor's School course is a Passport and Uniform Certificate of General Studies (UCGS) offering, meaning that the credit is transferable and satisfies lower-division general education requirements at any Virginia public institution of higher education.
Interested? Talk to your guidance counselor about ALHGS admission requirements and enrollment during the 2023 spring semester.
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Summer Residential Governor's School
Summer Residential Governorís Schools provide high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, or engineering. Interested? Additional information, applications, etc. can be found at the program's web site HERE.
SVAM 2023 Scholarship
The Southwest Virginia Alliance for Manufacturing (SVAM), Inc. is offering scholarship funding to eligible graduating high school students who wish to pursue post-secondary education for a career in a manufacturing-related field. Students will be eligible for up to $2,000 in scholarship funds. Additional information, applications, etc. can be found at the program's web site HERE. Applications are due no later than March 29, 2023.
Summer Study Programs
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has opened applications for two summer study opportunities: the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at Oak Ridge. Both programs, planned for summer 2023, are free intensive learning experiences specifically for the Appalachian Regionís high school students. Additional information, applications, etc. can be found at the program's web site HERE. Applications are due no later than February 10, 2023.
2023 Governor's Residential Program
Applications for the Governor's Summer Residential Program are now being accepted. The Residential Governor's School opportunity offers students opportunities for intensive study in academics, mentorships, and visual and
performing arts. The World Language Academies offers full-immersion academies for French, German, and Spanish; a partial-immersion academy for Japanese; and a Latin Academy. Residential Program details are available here and World Language Academy details are available here.
2023 BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship
The deadlines for the Better Business Bureau Serving Western VA's 20th Annual BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship Program are quickly approaching. The application deadline for the essay-based BBB Student of Integrity Essay Scholarship, which offers a $1000 award, is January 31st, 2023. The video-based entry, which provides a $500 scholarship, has an entry deadline of February 28th . 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 Institute
MIT Beaver Works Institute is a four-week program at MIT that challenges high school students to tackle high-tech projects. Watch for future offerings and course announcements here.
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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 or Microsoft Edge 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. 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.
You do not know what browser version you are using? Instructions on how to check and update Firefox are available here. Instructions on how to check and update Chrome are available here.
The above noted browser requirements are currently enforced.
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