Mountain Vista Governor's School, Summer Residential, Boy's/Girl's State information
Mountain Vista Governor’s School (MVGS) Application Process
Mountain Vista Governor’s School is a regional program for academically talented and highly motivated students in 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. Science, mathematics, humanities, and research courses are uniquely integrated to provide a college-level, project-based learning environment.
Applications for admission to MVGS are available online in January and are due to the LHS Counseling Office no later than March 1. Current FCPS freshmen may access the application at https://www.fcps1.org/domain/61. (Current sophomores and juniors may also apply but will only be accepted if space allows). Applications are also available in the Counseling Office at each high school.
Mountain Vista Governor’s School Open House
Mountain Vista Governor’s School is pleased to invite prospective students and parents to an informational meeting from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28 at the LFCC Warrenton Campus in the Barn (weather cancellation date is February 4). Faculty and staff will be present to discuss the MVGS program and answer questions. Current MVGS students will be available to describe their experience in the MVGS program.
Mountain Vista Governor’s School
Selection Process Timeline
January Application packets made available at high school guidance departments, from gifted coordinators, and the local divisions’ websites.
January - February Regional and divisional informational meetings held for prospective parents and students.
January MVGS Parent/Student Information Meeting
March 1 Applications due to the Counseling Department at each base high school.
March 1 – March 30 Ability/achievement testing of applicants as needed.
Mid-March – Mid-April Selection committees at each division review application packets, complete Review Summaries, and select applicants.
April (end of month) Letters mailed to students with notification of status.
May Permission for Enrollment forms due.
For more information about Mountain Vista Governor's School, please visit www.mvgshome.org. For questions related to the application process, please contact Mrs. Ladona Gorham at email@example.com or (540) 422-7012.
Current MVGS Students – MVGS need current MVGS students to attend to share their experience in the MVGS program. If you are able to attend, please let Mrs. Wilmore know by sending firstname.lastname@example.org an email.
Summer Residential Governor's School
Application information is now available for students who are interested in applying for summer residential Governor’s Schools in Academic Areas (Agriculture, Humanities, Math/Science/Technology), Visual/Performing Arts (Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Dance, Visual Art, or Theatre), or Governor’s Foreign Language Academies (Latin Academy, partial-immersion Japanese Program, and full-immersion programs in French, German, and Spanish). Mentorship programs are also available and give students work-type experiences in Life Sciences and Medicine, Engineering with NASA and the NIA, or in Marine Science at VIMS. Any student in 10th or 11th grade who considers himself/herself eligible may complete an application. Information and application for Summer Residential Governor’s Schools may be found at:
Once you reach the above site, scroll down and under the Application & Resource Materials title, you can view the different Summer Residential Governor’s Schools different applications. All applications need to be typed.
There will be an informational meeting at LHS in November during Eagle Block in the Eagle Room. The Summer Residential Governor’s School applications are due to Mrs. Henry-Sievert in Counseling Dept.
For information and applications for Governor’s Foreign Language Academies:
Follow the same directions as above except click on “Foreign Languages”, and then click on “Foreign Language Academics” for applications. Interested Foreign Language students need to see Mrs. Dorsey room 145. Latin, Spanish, German and French require a test to be administered before the holiday break.
Boys State/Girls State (current 11th grade students only)Boys State
Visit the Boy's State website for more information.
American Legion Boys State is among the most respected educational programs of government instruction for high school students. Each participant becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state governmentGirls State
Visit the Girl's State website for more information.
Girls State is an opportunity to learn about one’s self and others. Living in dorms for the week, the delegates are divided into 14 floors which create individual “cities”. All 14 cities will comprise the Commonwealth of Virginia Girls State. In this program, delegates are afforded the opportunity to actualize government by living and working with other leaders from across the Commonwealth. The American Legion Auxiliary provides a nonpartisan environment for young women to understand the issues that face our country and develop their own views, while being engaged in leadership and citizenship activities.
For more information about or to apply to Boys or Girls State, please contact Mrs. Lillard (email link) in LHS Counseling Dept.