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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William Monroe Students Visit Neuroscience Labs at UVA

The 10th graders at WMHS visited four different Neuroscience Labs at UVA this past month.  The four labs were Harris Labs Bland labsBeenhakker labs, and Fruit Fly Lab.

Harris Labs did ground breaking research this summer by discovering the Lymphatic Vessels that go into the brain.

Bland Labs is where new research is being done on the genetics of insulin signaling.

Beenhakker Labs is working with electrical brain signaling.  

Fruit Fly Labs showed the students transformation to glowing larva.  

It was AMAZING and eye opening for all who attended.



WMHS Student's Project Focusing on Getting Girls into 'Femgineering'

The following article was in the Greene County Recorder:

"More than 20 young ladies attended the Girls in Engineering program on March 25 hosted by William Monroe High School senior Annelise Wright.

“At the event I was teaching about engineering, because for my Blue Ridge Virtual Governors’ senior internship project we have a community service program and my whole topic was women in engineering,” Wright said." Click Here to Read More...


Would YOU like to be an Evaluator at one of the BRVGS Senior Expos?

BRVGS is always looking for extra people wiling to help be Evaluators for our Senior Expos!  Evaluators provide a great oppurtunity for our Seniors to explain thier year long projects in the context of a professional conversation.  The Senior Expos are setup in a "science fair" format. Teams of 2 or 3 adult Evaluators will go around and speak to a pre-determined list of seniors about how they spent thier time during thier Senior Project.  You do not need any experience to be an Evalutaor.  We will team you up with someone that has done it before and give you specific directions and a scoring rubric.

This year there will be two Senior Expos - 

  1. Senior Expo A - Monday, May 8th - 9:30-12:30 - Best Western Plus Crossroads Inn & Suites - 135 Wood Ridge Terrace, Zion Crossroads, VA 22942
  2. Senior Expo B - Friday, May 12th - 9:30-12:30 - Taylor Education Admistration Complex - 202 Dailey Dr, Orange, VA 22960

Evalutors can attend one or both of our Expos!  

If interested, please go to this form - BRVGS Evaluator Survey - and sign up!  


BRVGS World History Students Reflect on DC War Memorials

BRVGS World History students visited Washington, DC last week to see memorials to World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the Holocaust.  Students took pictures and reflected on the features of each memorial, and posted those pictures and reflections into a website.   You can see the students' photos and thoughts at:


BRVGS Adds UVa "Explorations in Health Care" course for 2017-18

With many of our BRVGS students picturing themselves as health care professionals in the future, and many other interested in knowing about health care careers, BRVGS is pleased to announce the addition of an online, 3-credit course from the University of Virginia called "Explorations in Health Care," which will be available for BRVGS juniors and seniors in the Fall of 2017.  

This course will introduce students to many aspects of careers and practices in health care, including medicine, nursing, and physical therapy, and "...explores the educational requirements and job responsibilities of a wide range of healthcare providers." To review a draft syllabus for the course, click on Uva Explorations in Health Care Draft Syllabus.  

This new course is one of over a dozen online Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment offerings from BRVGS for 2017-18.  These courses are available to all BRVGS juniors and seniors, and BRVGS pays for full tuition and fees for all online courses.  To review all BRVGS online course offerings for 2017-18, please click on BRVGS Program of Studies 2017-18.  Students have recently received an email with instructions on how to register for the course(s) of their choice for next year.

Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at for any questions on courses for BRVGS students.