Students can prepare for entry into BRVGS by carefully selecting challenging math and science courses in middle school, and by developing their skills in technology use throughout their school career. It is not the mission of the BRVGS to abstractly teach tools, but rather to teach exploration of content through the tools that are appropriate for the time.
Students may enter in their freshman or sophomore year of high school, provided that all prerequisites have been met. Entering freshman must have completed Algebra I with a grade of "B" or better. If there is room in the rising 10th grade class - the local admissions committee may decide to take applications from rising sophomores. Entering sophomores must have completed Algebra I and Geometry, each with a grade of "B" or better. In addition, the local school division must establish that each applying sophomore has been enrolled in a rigorous course of study and would be able to meet the credit requirements of the BRVGS. With approval from the local school division, the prerequisite courses may be taken during the summer session prior to entrance.
In addition to the math requirements, it is assumed that students are proficient in keyboarding. It is helpful, but not necessary, for students to have experience in computer use beyond keyboarding.
Motivation, independence in the learning process, self-reliance, outstanding academic performance and potential are strong predictors of success in the BRVGS program.