Governor's School 2024
Are you interested?
Woods Charter School is invited to nominate one junior for consideration for next summer's NC Governor's School program in the Limited Academic category. Students may submit a statement of interest to be considered.
Nominees in Spanish and the arts are also invited to apply for consideration.
A faculty committee will select the final Woods nominee(s).
If you would like to be considered....
- read through the Family Overview and other online information
- submit a 300-500 word statement describing your interest and qualifications by November 3 to email@example.com
Please email Adrienne Berg, High School Director, with further questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Governor's School Program
The North Carolina Governor's School is a 4-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and does not involve credit, tests, or grades.
The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 335 students each: Governor's School West at Winston-Salem State University and Governor's School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.
Are you eligible?
You must be:
- Attending a North Carolina public or non-public school, and
- Enrolled in the eleventh grade at the time of nomination (exceptions are made to allow for students in tenth and eleventh grades in Dance, Choral Music and Instrumental Music).
In addition, starting with the application process for the 2024 session, to be eligible to apply to the NC Governor’s School, a student must meet at least one of these criteria: unweighted GPA of 3.25 or higher; weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher; 4 or higher on an NC End of Course assessment; 3 or higher on an AP exam; minimum composite score of 19 on the Pre-ACT/ACT or a minimum score of 1010 on the PSAT/SAT; or minimum score of 90th percentile on aptitude assessment.
Woods Charter School will use academic history, demonstrated interest, and faculty recommendations to select candidates to nominate for consideration at the state level.