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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AP Biology Students from William Monroe Visit UVa Chemistry Lab

William Monroe AP Bio class visited UVa Chemistry lab and got a closeup look at an ongoing project to create a portable, easy-to-use DNA typing machine.  The project is a joint effort between UVa and the US Dept of Defense, and involves collaboration of biochemists and engineers.  Students were able to talk directly with researchers and to see the prototypes of equipment being printed with 3D printers in the lab.  


Celebrating Halloween and History in Greene County

Amelia Puchino, a student in Ms. Holly Newman's BRVGS Greene Senior Internship class is volunteering with the Albemarle Historical Society and assisting in the annual Spirit Walk, where she is guiding tours, organizing costumes, and aiding actors.  You can check out the Spirit Walk in Charlottesville on Friday Oct 27 at the Maplewood Cemetary and Saturday, Oct 28 at Court Square Cemetery from 6-8:30.  She is also designing a tour of the Stanardsville Cemetary for her legacy.  Amelia is interning this year with an archeologist at James Monroe's Ashlawn-Highland and crafting a 10-15 page research paper on how Presidential historic homes should adapt their interpretation (tours) based on recent archaeological findings.  Amelia says, "I hope that it makes people more interested in their local history--we always get the big picture, but we don't really know much about our hometowns."  Great job, Amelia.  



Fluvanna 10th Graders Have Visitors


A UVA Biology Professor, Mr. Butch Brodie, come to Fluvanna County High School 10th grade AP Biology class. He spoke on coevolution of snakes and newts. He also brought friends for the students to meet. 


BRVGS Students Take Part in Tech Tour

BRVGS Computer Science students took part in the Charlottesville area Tech Tour on October 10th.  Students visited a wide variety of technology-based industries, including everything from health care and recycling to data storage and clean energy businesses.  To see a news video that features some of our BRVGS students (as well as students from other schools), click on:


BRVGS Application Now Available

The application for entry in the BRVGS 9th grade class in the 2018-19 school year is now available.  For a downloadable copy in Microsoft Word, please click on "Admissions" and then on "Application" in the navigation bar at the top of this page.  Applications are also available through middle school counseling centers and will be available at local parent information meetings.  Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at 434-989-3972 or by email at for any questions regarding the BRVGS application process.