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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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Welcome to the Admissions section of the BRVGS website. We encourage any student who has an interest in math, science or technology, to apply to BRVGS. The application process itself is a great preparation for other admission processes, such as that of applying to college.  Please contact local school officials (see the BRVGS Steering Committee link) for information on applying to BRVGS through your local school system.

Admissions Process

The admissions process for BRVGS is handled at each participating school district. Students and parents of rising 8th graders are notified of the applications process in the fall, and information meetings are held at each school. This year, applications will be available October 14 and are due back prior to the winter holiday. Testing, writing, and interviews take place in January and February, and letters of acceptance go out in March.
As part of the application process, students must provide the following:
  • Recommendations from current or past teachers of Math and Science
  • A recommendation from one other adult who is not related to the student

In addition, applicants to BRVGS take standardized tests of ability and achievement, write a timed essay, and participate in an interview process. Each applicant is scored on the basis of all of these components. Each BRVGS school is limited to 18 acceptances per year for incoming freshmen. 9th graders may apply to be accepted into the program in 10th grade, providing their school has an open slot.

It is recommended that parents and students contact their local guidance counselor for specific information regarding application dates and other related information. The online application will be available only during the time frame established by the BRVGS Steering Committee. This allows all eligible students to have the same access and opportunity to appy for admissions to this program.