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CBGS-The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School provides an educational option for highly motivated and talented students interested in, or with an aptitude for, math, science, and technology.  Sophomores, juniors and seniors from fourteen participating school divisions in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck regions in Virginia attend the Governor’s School each morning. Students from Middlesex County attend the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science at the RCC-Glenns Campus.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School for Marine and Environmental Science  provides a community of learners the opportunity to explore connections among the environment, math, science, and technology, and develops leaders who possess the research and technical skills, global perspective, and vision needed to address the challenges of a rapidly changing society.

There will be an informational session regarding admission into the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School in the Middlesex High School Media Center in January for the 2016 application process. Please contact Kim Waite kwaite@mcps.k12.va.us or 758-2277 for more details.

Summer Residential Governor's School~

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted 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, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

2016 Academic Programs
  • Agriculture
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science
2016 Visual & Performing Arts Programs
  • Dance
  • Instrumental Music
  • Vocal Music
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts