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    New Resident Guidelines, Summer 2019:  Governor's Schools and Specialty Schools

    Regional Governor's Schools:  Students who establish residence in the City of Richmond during or after their second semester of their eighth grade year may apply and be assessed for entrance into the Governor's Schools during the summer of 2019.  Students who move to Richmond from a participating School Division that supports Maggie L Walker Governor's School (MLWGS) or the Appomattox Regional Governor's School (ARGS) may not apply  for summer adjudication.  Central Region students have the opportunity to apply while they reside in their supporting district, adhering to the regional application timeline. Therefore, applicants must be from outside of the Central Region to apply. The application is due prior to testing which will take place at MLWGS on July 10, 2019.  The ARGS adjudication will be scheduled during July depending upon the focus area and available staffing.  Students who qualify after adjudication at MLWGS and ARGS will be placed on the Governor's School's wait lists.

    For further information and/or application please contact Lynn Pleveich at 804-780-7805 or lpleveic@rvaschools.net

    • Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies - Grades 9-12:  Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School provides broad-based educational opportunities that develop gifted students' understanding of world cultures and languages as well as the ability to lead, participate in, and contribute to a rapidly changing global society
    •  Appomattox Regional Governor’s School for the Arts and Technology VPA and CTA - Grades 9-12: Appomattox Regional Governor’s School nurtures gifted and talented creative thinkers, leaders, artists, innovators, and pioneers in the fine, performing, and technological arts.

    Richmond Public Schools Specialty Schools:  Students who establish residence in the City of Richmond during or after their second semester of eighth grade year may apply and be assessed during the summer of 2019. Students who currently reside in Richmond City may not reapply until the applications reopen for the 2020-2021 school year in Mid October. The summer application is due prior to adjudication which will take place at the selected Specialty School between July 22, 2019 and August 8, 2019. Students who qualify after adjudication will be placed on the Specialty School's wait lists.

     For further information and/or application, please contact, Lynn Pleveich at 804-780-7805 or lpleveic@rvaschools.net

    • Open High School - Grades 9-12:  Open High School develops responsible, creative, independent, college/career ready students who value intellectual inquiry, compassion, and social responsibility in a global society by leading students to pursue challenging academic goals, participate in shared decision-making, and form partnerships with the community. Open High School is ranked #208 nationally and #5 in Virginia. New 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students may apply.
    • Franklin Military Academy: Leadership - Grades  6-12:  Franklin Military Academy is recognized as a premier secondary school that promotes the potential of each student through a rigorous academic program, community involvement, and leadership opportunities within a military structure. New 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students may apply. 
    • International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Lucille Brown MS and Thomas Jefferson High School  (IB-MYP) - Grades 6-10  The IB Middle Years Programme provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world and become critical, reflective thinkers. New 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students may apply.
    • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Thomas Jefferson High School (IB-DP) -Grades 11-12: The IB Diploma Programme is designed as an academically rigorous and balanced program of education that prepares students for success at the university level and in life.  New 10th and 11th grade students may apply.
    • Richmond Community High School – Grades 9-12:  Richmond Community High School is a nationally recognized leader in urban education and is ranked 21st in Virginia.  Richmond Community High School is a a college preparatory educational opportunity for culturally diverse gifted and talented students to excel individually and in a global society. New 8th and 9th grade students may apply.

     All applications for the above  schools will be provided through the Programs for Gifted and Talented Office. 

     Please contact Mr. Harry Morgan from the office of Pupil Placement Services, for information concerning schools not posted above: 804-780-7811 or hmorgan@rvaschools.net