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The purpose of BRVGS is to serve the academic needs of a community of motivated, high-ability students through a variety of instructional strategies and learning opportunities that engage their interests and challenge their intellectual boundaries beyond a traditional high school experience.

The mission of BRVGS is to inspire and challenge our students through unique, rigorous, technology-centered learning experiences, and to prepare them with the skills to be the leaders, collaborators and innovators of the future.

BRVGS Address:

14455 James Madison Hwy. Palmyra, Va 22963

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Admissions FAQ

Q: How many students per year get into BRVGS?
A: Each school is allowed to admit up to 15 students into the incoming 9th grade, and is allowed to admit current 9th graders only if there are fewer than 15 rising 10th graders. Exceptions to the 15-student limit may be made if extra slots are available, as occasionally happens.

Q: Once I am accepted into BRVGS, do I have to re-apply every year to stay in the program?
A: No, once a student is accepted into BRVGS, he or she will continue to be in the program as long as they meet the grade requirements of maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in BRVGS courses.

Q: If we move from this school district, will my son or daughter still be able to be in a Governor's School?
A: If a student moves to another district within the BRVGS region, he or she may remain in the program. Students are not, however, guaranteed a slot in any of the other Virginia Governor's Schools.

Q: If my son or daughter was in another Governor's School in the state, would he or she automatically get into BRVGS if we moved to the region?
A: No, because of our limitations on students slots (15 rising 9th grade students per school per year), any student moving into the region would have to participate in the application process, if a slot is (or will be) available.

Q: Does a student have to have been identified as "gifted" to be eligible for BRVGS admission?
A: No, a student just needs to have successfully gone through the application process to be admitted to the program.