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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World History Website Contest


The 9th grade students of the BRVGS World History classes have recently completed a group website project, in which teams of students from different BRVGS schools feature the most important inventions (as determined by the team) of different historical civilizations. The teams were grouped geographically into two different sets of schools for logistics - Orange, Greene and Madison (otherwise known as "OGM") students created one set of sites, while the Fluvanna, Goochland, Louisa and Nelson ("FGLN") created the other. 

To view the World History sites, go to:

In the interest of sharing the accomplishments of these student, we are holding a "Website Contest" in which students and the general public will vote separately for their favorite websites in the following categories:

1.  Most Appealing Appearance
2.  Best Use of Information
3.  Best Overall

Click on  BRVGS Website Voting to find links to the voting forms. 

Voting will be open until 10:00 AM on December 30th.  Each set of schools (OGM and FGLN) will have winners in each of those categories, and winning groups will receive prizes once all voting is done.  We encourage friends, family and the public to take part in recognizing the accomplishments of our World History Students this semester!


BRVGS and CBF Team Up For Watershed Education

Students of Blue Ridge Virtual Governor's School Biotechnology classes from Fluvanna, Greene, Madison and Nelson Counties took part in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation'sVirginia Watershed Education Program during the first week of November.  Depending on their location, students spent the day in canoes on the Rivanna River, James River or the Charlottesville Reservoir.  Students performed water testing and caught and counted macroinvertebrate organisms to determine the water quality.  BRVGS students from Louisa, Orange and Goochland will take part in similar trips in the spring.  To see a slideshow from the recent trips, click on CBF TRips Fall 2011.


2012-13 Application Meetings For BRVGS To Be Held In October

BRVGS will hold informational meetings for parents and students who are interested in applying to enter BRVGS in the 2012-13 school year.  Current eighth graders who plan to be enrolled in one of the BRVGS member districts for next year, and who will have completed Algebra I prior to ninth grade, will be eligible for entry into BRVGS.  9th grade students may apply to enter in 10th grade, if any open slots will be available in the student's local school.

The BRVGS Application will be made available to the public though local middle school guidance offices or online on this website (click on "Admissions" in the left hand menu of this web page) on October 17th.  Informational meetings will be held in each district in October on the dates and at the locations and times listed below:

October 10th - William Monroe Middle School Cafeteria, 6:30 PM

October 11th - Locust Grove Middle School (Orange) Media Center, 6:30 PM

October 12th - Nelson County Middle School Media Center, 6:30 PM

October 13th - Goochland Middle School Media Center, 7:00 PM

October 17th - Fluvanna Middle School, 6:30 PM

October 18th - Prospect Heights Middle School (Orange) Media Center, 6:30 PM

October 20th - Louisa Middle School Auditorium, 6:30 PM

October 24th - William Wetsel Middle School (Madison) Cafeteria, 6:30 PM (note- this is a change from previously scheduled date of Oct. 25th)

Please contact local middle school guidance offices or BRVGS Director Marc Carraway (email:  cell: 434-989-3972) for any questions regarding these meetings or the application process.  



SRC Supports BRVGS Engineering Students

SRC, "a not-for-profit, research and development company that develops unique, creative solutions for nationally significant challenges in defense, environmental and intelligence," recently donated $1000.00 to BRVGS to support tuition costs for 19 BRVGS students enrolled in the Fall 2011 UVa/BRVGS "Explorations in Engineering" course.  Pictured is Ms. Deborah Harvey presenting a check to BRVGS Director Marc Carraway.  Many thanks to SRC for their support of the next generation of scientists and engineers!



BRVGS Seniors Kick Off 2011-12 School Year

   After a rocky start to the school year for many BRVGS districts, Blue Ridge Seniors came together at Best Western on Sept. 8th to kick off their senior internship, research and community service projects.  Students discussed project guidelines, defined "significance" and "quality", and shared project ideas.  This was the last gathering of this class of BRVGS students until their Senior Expo, which will take place on May 11, 2012.  We wish the best of luck to all of these students with their senior projects!

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