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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While many students are on school break, more than 20 Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School students are getting a head start on their Senior Internships this summer. The internship is a required part of the BRVGS Senior project, which also involves a research paper, website design, weekly journal, community service, oral presentation, and Exposition participation.


Some of this summer’s internships include working with:

  • A Virginia House of Delegates representative

  • UVA researchers on pancreatic cancer and cardiovascular regeneration

  • A civil engineer in the Virginia Department of Transportation

  • The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum conducting research on the art collection

  • Robotics engineers

  • Archaeologists at Montpelier

  • A private company that helps businesses with websites and technology

  • An athletic trainer at VCU

The list is just a sampling of the internship opportunities undertaken this summer, and we applaud students for their initiative in getting an early start on this portion of their projects!



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.