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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The core curriculum for the Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School is carefully planned by qualified subject matter instructors and approved by the BRVGS Joint Board, with representatives from all participating school divisions. Those courses specifically designed for Governor's school students are termed "core courses."

These courses are uniquely designed to emphasize connections between disciplines, real-world situations, collaboration, integration of technology, and innovative approaches to learning. These courses, in combination with advanced courses at each participating local high school and college-level offerings, work together to provide a rigorous course of study for BRVGS students. As students progress into 11th and 12th grades, the BRVGS Core Courses are created to make learning an active process. Students must actively pursue excellence. Students will be given all of the resources necessary for success, but will not be given 'answers'. Group collaboration and problem solving are emphasized.

All courses in core academic areas are taught at the gifted or enriched level. Students must complete Governor's School Core Courses on each grade level, as they progress, in order to be eligible for graduation with the Governor's School Seal.

Please see our Program of Studies for current courses and requirements