Summer Opportunities

Governor’s Summer Residential Program

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce that the 2018 Governor’s Summer Residential Program will include seven Summer Residential Governor’s Schools (SRGS) and five Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (GFLA). Teachers will nominate students for this opportunity and interested students may contact Sara Gray, school counselor, to determine eligibility.

                      Governor’s School Programs Website

                      Foreign Language Academies Website



Agriculture (AG)

Virginia Tech
June 24-July 21

Humanities (HUM)

Radford University
June 24-July 21

Mathematics, Science, Technology (MST)

University of Lynchburg
July 1-July 28

Medicine & Health Sciences (MHS)

VA Commonwealth University
July 1-July 28

NASA/Langley Research Center & National Institute of Aerospace Mentorship (NASA/NIA)

Christopher Newport University with transportation to the mentorship site daily: June 24-July 21

VA Institute of Marine Science Mentorship (VIMS)

Christopher Newport University with transportation to the mentorship site daily: June 24-July 21

Visual & Performing Arts (VPA)

Radford University
June 24-July 21

French, German, & Spanish Academies

Washington & Lee University-Lexington
June 23-July 14

Japanese & Latin Academies

Randolph-Macon College-Ashland
June 24-July 15

University of VA Summer Enrichment Program

The University of Virginia Curry School of Education offers summer enrichment programs for gifted and high-ability children rising into fifth through eleventh grades.  The curriculum for each course is based on best-practices for gifted instruction.  Teachers specialize in fields ranging from engineering and economics to linguistics.  SEP students have a unique opportunity to engage a topic they would not usually encounter at their stage of learning, with a specialist in that field as their guide and mentor.  During each twelve day session, students stay in UVA's dorms with one roommate their age, in suites of eight students and one residential counselor, who is a university student. Classes are held at a nearby private school with state-of the art classroom facilities, but all other activities are organized on the UVA Grounds.  This experience in the UVA setting can by powerful, as students imagine themselves returning to UVA, or to another university, when they graduate. 

Applications are due by February 15, 2018

Radford University Summer Bridge Program

Each year, Radford University hosts a Summer Bridge Program for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school girls interested in science, technology, and mathematics. Our Summer Bridge Program is a week-long residential experience where students can explore science, technology, and mathematics through classroom lessons, laboratory experiments, field experiences, and co-curricular activities. Radford University Summer Bridge Program has exceptional faculty that draw students into the wonders of space exploration, forensic science, medicine, environmental science, and so much more! Traditionally the program has been fully funded. The only costs to students are transportation to Radford University and incidentals.

You can find more information at and the applications can be found online at


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