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

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Course Offerings

Toward the goal of meeting the broad interests and academic needs of the gifted students of Southwest Virginia, the Governor's School offers a variety of dual enrollment college level classes in the areas of engineering, history, mathematics, the sciences, and related special topics. A complete list of courses currently offered by the school appears below. School admission information, admission criteria, and admission application are available here

Course information, such as semesters offered, can be viewed by clicking on the course title. The corresponding Virginia Community College System (VCCS) designation is shown below the course title

Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

Engineering and Computer Science



Information Technology

Life Sciences


Natural Sciences


High School Credit Only Course Offerings

The Governor's School also offers traditional high school credit only (i.e., not dual enrollment, no college credit) classes. The classes are asynchronous (i.e., "on demand"). The "high school credit only" classes are listed below. (All other Governor's School courses are dual enrollment.)


Natural Sciences

World Languages


Schedule of Classes

The Schedule of Courses for the 2024-2025 academic year is available through the links below. Please note that the schedule is also available as a downloadable PDF file for easy printing.


Course Materials

Selected course materials - such as class archives, syllabi, and supplemental study materials - are made available to students through course web sites. Students are encouraged to visit their course(s) web site frequently. While most course materials are within the ALHGS Virtual School (i.e., Canvas), prospective students may view the open sites listed below to better understand the level, depth, and list of topics covered.
Course Web Sites
(listed in alphabetical order)
Appalachian History
Governor's School Site Class Page
Governor's School Site Class Page
Creative Writing
Governor's School Site Class Page
Engineering Methods and Computer Programming
Governor's School Site Class Page
Probability and Statistics
Governor's School Site Class Page