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.

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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.  


Double Helix-Nucleotide-DNA Replication Eukaryotic Drawings

Madison High School students were tasked with sketching the overall structure of DNA, a nucleotide, and DNA replication with the key "players" labeled.



Registration Now Open For Galapagos 2018

The registration for the Galapagos trip for summer 2018 will be open until Friday, February 24th.  In order to receive information on how to register, you will need to submit your email via the Galapagos Trip Email Form.  Those parents, students and staff members who have already submitted emails and have received registration information do NOT need to submit this form again.  

 Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at for any questions.


Galapagos Trip Meeting and Signup

For those where were unable to attend the meeting for the Summer 2018 BRVGS Galapagos Trip, here is a link to the presentation that was given regarding trip details:

To see the slideshow that was provided, click on BRVGS Galapagos Slideshow.  The slideshow provide the trip date window, pricing, etc.

Signups for the trip will open mid-day Friday, Feb 17th.  Information on how to sign up will be posted on our website and Facebook page at that time.  There is a discount applied to the trip cost for the first 10 students to sign up.  There are currently 25 total slots (students, chaperones and relatives), and the window will be open through February 24th.

If you would like to receive an email when the signup window opens, please go enter your email address on the Galapagos Trip Email Form before mid-day Friday, Feb. 17th.  Please contact BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at for any questions.



William Monroe High School Students Leaving a Legacy

Michael Deisbeck

Michael Deisbeck experienced the fastest internship in BRVGS this year!  A senior from William Monroe High School in Greene County, he conducted his internship with NASCAR driver Ross Chastain #4 of JD Motorsports.  He spent time in the pit and interviewing pit crew members at Bristol Motor Speedway as well as at IIHS (where he interviewed engineers regarding safety enhancements and witnessed car crashes).  When asked WHY he chose this topic, he said, "It's because I aspire to become a crew chief with a NASCAR team".   For his legacy (just in time for prom!), Michael will be "helping to plan an event that will bring together local emergency response teams to show students the dangers of vehicle crashes".  Michael plans to attend the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and double-major in mechanical engineering and physics.


Grace Talley

Grace Talley is a Greene Senior who has already begun planning her financial future.  Through her research and internship, Grace developed a financial plan that we should all read and attempt to implement.  Grace did her internship at Ameriprise Financial and is planning to hold a financial planning seminar this spring for seniors at William Monroe High School.  Says Grace, "managing money and keeping a budget is important to doesn't matter if you're going into the workforce or going to college."   ​


Kaitlyn Pantella

Kaitlyn Pantella​ is a Greene County Senior who completely changed her thesis based on her research!  She chose to do her internship in a first grade classroom.  In the beginning, "I thought extrinsic rewards would be very beneficial to students...but, through research and observation, I found that it keeps students focused only on getting the reward and not what they are learning".  For her community service, Kaitlyn worked with 3rd-5th graders at Hope Tutoring program after school, "helping them with math and reading comprehension".  "This experience has been very rewarding and pointed me in the direction of my future major".

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