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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BRVGS Board Planning Meeting July 9th

The Joint Board of the BRVGS will hold a meeting to discuss strategic planning at 10:00 AM on Thursday, July 9th, at the Best Western Zion Crossroads.  The meeting is open to the public.  Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at or by phone at 434-989-3972 for any questions concering the meeting.  


Second Orientation Session Slated for July 15th

A second BRVGS Freshman Orientation session is set for July 15th.  The session, which is for students who were unable to attend the first Orientation on June 25th, will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by a brief parent meeting, and will be held at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center, Greene County Library Building Second Floor, 222 Main Street, Suite 201, in Stanardsville.  

To see the bus schedule for July 15th, please click on JULY 15TH BUS SCHEDULE

Information regarding Orientation was mailed to parents and students in May. Parents who are planning for their child to attend this session, but have not already registered with the BRVGS office, should do so. Lunch and transportation arrangements are being planned, and are contingent on numbers and locations of students participating.

To register, please contact Ms. Terry Levinson, administrative assistant, at Parents providing their own transportation for students need to sign them in and out at the registration table inside the Giuseppe Center.

Student dress for the day should be school appropriate and comfortable. We will serve a pizza lunch; Please email Ms. Levinson if students have any special dietary requirements.




BRVGS Parent Packet and World History Summer Work now available

The introductory “Parent Packet” for parents of incoming 9th grade BRVGS students is now available online at:  Parents who requested paper copies of the packet will receive it in the mail within the week.

In addition, BRVGS World History summer work packets were handed out last week to those students who attended the June 25th New Student Orientation.  Those packets will also be handed out to students who attend the July 15th New Student Orientation, and will be mailed to those parents who indicated that their child would not be able to make it to either Orientation session.

Parents of children who plan to attend July 15th, but who would like their child to receive their World History work packet sooner, should contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at to order that packet.  



Advanced Placement Computer Science to be Offered

BRVGS is pleased to offer an online course in Advanced Placement Computer Science for the 2015-16 school year. The course will be yearlong and will be taught asynchronously, meaning that students could take it at any time during the day, or as an additional after-school class.

Junior and Seniors in the BRVGS program will be eligible for the course, with a recommendation from a math, science, or computer science teacher.

Students have already been contacted directly via email. Interested students will need to pre-register for the course per instructions in that email. Please contact your local high school guidance office or BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at for further information.


Session 1 Freshman Orientation Set for June 25th

BRVGS Freshman Orientation Session 1 will be held June 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Best Western Zion Crossroads at 135 Wood Ridge Terrace, Zion Crossroads, VA for those students who have signed up. A short parent meeting will follow at 2:30.
A second Orientation Session will be held Wednesday, July 15, from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM, at the Piedmont Virginia Community College Eugene Guiseppe Center at 222 Main Street, Suite 201, Stanardsville, VA.
Any incoming BRVGS freshman who has not responded to the earlier mailing regarding registration may still do so by emailing Ms. Levinson in the BRVGS office at Information at both sessions is the same, so students do not need to attend more than one session.
Student dress for the day should be school appropriate and comfortable. A pizza lunch will be served, so if students have any special dietary requirements please email regarding those needs.
The bus schedule for June 25th is listed at the end of the article with faculty supervisors listed. If you are planning to transport your child to and/or from our event at Best Western Zion Crossroads, email us at so that teacher supervisors who are accompanying students on the bus can be informed. Also, If you plan to bring or pick up your child, please come inside the Best Western to sign them in and out. Afternoon pickup will be at 2:30 p.m. Questions regarding transportation should be directed to local school officials.
We are looking forward to meeting our new Class of 2019 at Summer 2015 Orientation!


Bus Schedule for BRVGS Freshman Orientation June 25th, 2015 


8:45 – Nelson Co HS Bus departs (Elizabeth Knight) 

8:45 – William Monroe (Greene Co) HS Bus departs (David Wilkerson) 

9:00 - Goochland HS Bus departs (Raye Rector)

9:00 - Madison HS Bus departs (Beth Wilson) 

9:15 - Louisa Co HS Bus departs (Jerry Slaughter) 

9:15 – Orange Co HS Bus departs (Kim Harris) 

9:30 – Fluvanna Co. HS Bus departs (Wanda Elliott) 

All buses go to Best Western Zion Crossroads,

135 Wood Ridge Terrace, Zion Crossroads, VA


2:30 PM All buses depart Best Western Zion Crossroads.  Parents may pick up their child and attend a brief information session at 2:30.  

3:00 - Fluvanna Co. HS Bus returns to FCHS 

3:15 - Louisa Co. HS Bus returns to LCHS 

3:15 - Orange Co. HS Bus returns to OCHS

3:30 – Madison Co. HS Bus returns to MCHS

3:30 – Goochland HS Bus returns to GHS

3:45 - Nelson Co HS Bus returns to NCHS

3:45 – Greene Co Bus returns to WMHS