The Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School will create a collaborative learning community for academically motivated high school students that emphasizes service, leadership and the development of skills necessary for success in the 21st century, with an instructional focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

BRVGS Address:

14455 James Madison Hwy. Palmyra, Va 22963

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Applications for 2016-17 Now Available!

Applications for entry into BRVGS for 2016-17 are now available on the BRVGS website.  To download an editable .docx version of the application, click on the "Admissions" tab of this website (above), then on "Application".

Paper copies of the application will be available in each BRVGS memebr district middle school after the district's BRVGS Parent Info Meeting.  The meetings are scheduled on the dates listed below.  Please check with local officials for locations and times of each:

Oct 8 - Fluvanna Parent mtg

Oct 13 - Orange Parent Info night - Locust Grove MS

Oct 15 - Grymes High School Night

Oct 19 - Greene Parent Info night

Oct 21 - Madison Parent Info Night

Oct 22 - Louisa MS Parent Info night

Oct 28 - Goochland Parent Info night

Nov  2 or 3 - Nelson Parent Info Night

Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at 434-989-3972, or by email at for questions on the application process.  


Louisa Senior Organizes Walk for Autoimmune Disease Research

For her BRVGS Senior Project Community Service, Savannah Morris planned a walk to promote awareness regarding autoimmune disease, and to raise funds for research on this condition. Savannah worked with Ms. Leigh-Anne Sheppard, ambassador for the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), and they are involving many local Louisa County businesses in their effort. The details of the walk are listed in the poster below.


BRVGS Parent Information Meeting Posted Online

BRVGS officials met with approximately 100 parents and students on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, to discuss a number of topics, including:

  • BRVGS plans for the upcoming year
  • Info for parents with on how to check course and project requirements
  • BRVGS technology 
  • Tips for college preparation

The presentation was recorded and has been posted to Youtube.  Parents and students can access that video by clicking on BRVGS Parent Info Meeting Video.  In addition, the slideshow presentation can be accessed by clicking on BRVGS Parent Info Slideshow.

Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at, or by phone at 434-989-3972, with any questions about the information presented at Tuesday's meeting.  



BRVGS Awarded Donation from SRC Research & Development Group 

BRVGS Director Marc Carraway (right) Accepts SRC Donation from Ben Pfeffer

Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School recently received a $1000 donation from SRC, Inc. The money is designated to support student tuition for the BRVGS/University of Virginia Explorations in Engineering course being taken by nearly 50 BRVGS students this year. Ben Pfeffer, of SRC in Charlottesville, presented the $1000 check to Marc Carraway, BRVGS Director. Carraway notes that SRC has made similar donations to the Governor’s School for the past four years, and that these donations have been critical for supporting BRVGS students in engineering courses.  

SRC is an independent, not-for-profit, research and development group headquartered in the state of New York. They support a broad range of federal government organizations and agencies in a wide array of technology areas. SRC's Charlottesville office provides support to the National Ground Intelligence Center.

The BRVGS staff thanks SRC for directly supporting our students in college-level STEM classes (science, technology, engineering, math) through it's generous monetary gift.



Back to School Night Scheduled for Parents & Students

An informational “Back to School Night” meeting for Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School is set for Tuesday, September 22. The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Best Western Zion Crossroads, located at 135 Wood Ridge Terrace, Zion Crossroads.  

The meeting is designed to outline the year’s major activities in each BRVGS course, and to provide parents with current research and information about how to prepare students for the demands of college and careers. Input from parents regarding future planning for BRVGS will be collected. Light snacks will be served, and the meeting will last no more than one hour.

Contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at 434-989-3972 or by email at with any questions. No RSVP is necessary for attendance.