• Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology

    Mission Statement
    The Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology provides gifted and talented students a differentiated and rigorous education, cultivates a supportive environment that inspires unique artistic and technological visions, promotes cultural tolerance, nurtures community partnerships, and produces active, engaged citizens.

    Click here to visit the ARGS website and learn more about their unique offerings.

    About the Application
    The ARGS application is included in the Enroll RPS Smart Choice portal. All 8th grade students who are enrolled in Algebra I or a higher math, and who are current residents of Richmond, may apply. 

    Students interested in ARGS can apply for one of the following Focus Areas:

    • Dance
    • Literary Arts
    • Music 
    • Theatre Arts (Theatre, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre)
    • Visual Arts
    • Technology

    Students must select a Focus Area on their application; each Focus Area has audition requirements specific to their content area with the components that will be judged. A regional committee composed of educators and professionals skilled in technology and the arts will rank the applicants by focus area. Richmond Public Schools will select the most outstanding applicants biased on their focus area, the number of slots available in each focus area, and the total number of slots available.

    Click here to read more about the ARGS admissions process.


    Appomattox Regional Governor's School Application Preview PDF - (NEW!) Click the link to view/download the PDF to view the primary components of the governor's school application. Applications for Richmond city residents applying to Appomatttox must be completed online in the Enroll RPS portal. Paper applications will not be accepted. 

    ARGS Application Schedule - This is a PDF of the ARGS application schedule. Schedules for RPS may vary slightly from the general school schedule. Please refer to and follow the dates listed on the governor’s school application in the Enroll RPS portal.

    ARGS Narrated Powerpoint Presentation - Click the link to download a narrated powerpoint presentation about Appomattox Regional Governor's School.

    ARGS Virtual Postcard - Imagine yourself at ARGS!