Mackenzie earl governor's school

This 2014 photo shows Allen McRae of Bealeton helping his daughter MacKenzie Earl move into her temporary home at Radford University. MacKenzie was a student at the summer residential Governor's School for the Humanities.

Applications for 2020 summer residential Governor’s School are now available. These programs provide enrichment in the areas of agriculture, humanities, mathematics, science and technology and the arts (dance, theatre, instrumental and vocal music and visual arts). Students, who should be nominated by a teacher, must be in 10th or 11th grade and enrolled in Fauquier County schools during the 2019-2020 school year.

Summer residential Governor’s Schools provide academically and artistically challenging programs to motivated and highly able students from across the commonwealth. Each Governor’s School program focuses on a special area of interest.

Students live on a college or university campus for up to five weeks. During this time, they are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances. They enjoy seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists and other professionals.

Governor’s Schools afford students the opportunity to live, study and get to know other students with similar interests and abilities from across Virginia. Both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are designed to encourage students’ interests and abilities. Governor’s Schools are administered by the Department of Education in cooperation with local school divisions, colleges and universities.

Information is available in the counseling office at all three high schools. All applications are due to the counseling office by December 6.

Information and applications can be accessed at the following web address: Contact the high school counseling office for more information. Ladona Gorham, supervisor of advanced programs and fine arts, at can also answer questions.

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