Governor’s School Applications: Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School (MLWGS)
Appomattox Regional Governor’s School (ARGS)
Requirements for Both Governor's Schools:
- 2 documents for proof of residency, families may use 2 of the following: current lease or mortgage statement, driver’s license, water/gas/electric utility bill. (All account numbers and personal information should be blacked out, addresses should match the student’s address) One set is sufficient to cover both schools.
- The student must be an 8th-grade student and enrolled in Algebra 1 or higher math.
- Students must upload the essay for ARGS only. The MLWGS essay prompt is done on the MLWGS campus as part of the student’s assessment.
ARGS Essay: The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School’s logo includes the words:
”Create. Lead. Inspire. Achieve. If you were to be accepted to ARGS, describe how your talents, experiences, and your participation in the school would help you Create, Lead, Inspire, and Achieve academically, in your focus area, and in the school community."
Please limit your response to one typed page (black ink, double spaced, 12-point font). Type your name in the upper right-hand corner of your essay and submit it online. Please furnish two teacher’s names with their email addresses to send Recommendations A and B to electronically
Recommendations: The online portal for this year, will allow recommendation forms to be emailed to teachers. Please ensure that you know the email addresses of the adults who will be filling out recommendations for your child. The online application will specify who needs to fill out which recommendations. Teachers will submit their recommendations electronically.
Focus area requirements are embedded within the application and may be printed.
ARGS: Recommendation A: 7th or 8th grade English, math, science, or social studies teacher
ARGS Recommendation B: must be a current teacher who knows your ability and potential success in the focus area you have chosen.,
MLWGS Recommendation A: 7th or 8th-grade social studies or world language teacher who agrees to give you a reference
MLWGS Recommendation B: current MS faculty member who knows your potential for success and agrees to give you a reference.
You will also be responsible for emailing your 2 proofs of residency and the ARGS Essay. In the subject line place the school’s name (ARGS or MLWGS or ARGS/MLWGS), proof of residence and essay (if for ARGS), and your child’s initials, please also list Henderson Middle as your child’s zoned and/or home school, you may also include the application number. These emails will be sent to GovSchlApp-Help@rvaschools.net
All Public School and Private School families are responsible for letting their school counselors know which Governor’s School (Schools) they have applied to.