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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Shoes for Service

When it comes to community service, BRVGS seniors take on a wide variety of ways to help people.  For two of our seniors, service means providing people with shoes.  Seniors Justin Barden of Orange and Rachel Yowell of Madison each independently undertook "shoe drives" as the community service compenent of their BRVGS senior project.  Rachel completed her service in the fall semester by collecting over 300 pairs (as well as enough money to ship them off).  Justin was featured on NBC 29 for his efforts to get shoes to people in need.  His story can be seen by clicking on "Leaving a Footprint: Orange County Student Helps Community." We are very proud of these students and of all of our seniors' efforts in support of their communities! (photo courtesy of NBC 29)

Welcome Back, Louisa County!

BRVGS wishes the students and staff of Louisa County High School a great start to the rest of the school year as they move into their new modular high school.  LCHS students have been sharing space with Louisa Middle School for three days a week since last fall's earthquake.  The move to to the new space will allow the school to resume a more regular 5-day per week schedule, so this is a big step forward for their recovery.  Best of luck to LCHS for the remainder of the year in your new space!


Free Concert at Brightwood Store!

As part of one of our BRVGS Senior Projects, the Brightwood General Store in Madison County is having a free concert to provide a fundraising opportunity for their new coffee shop, as well as to spark enthusiasm for local music within our community. It will be held on Saturday, January 14 from 4PM-11PM. There will be a bake sale as well as an opportunity for members of our community to donate and help create an artistic hub right here in Madison County. It is a very casual event, and fun for all ages.  Contact the Brightwood General Store at (540) 543-2100 or Molly Brumfield for more information.  


New Year for BRVGS

BRVGS is looking forward to an exciting New Year in 2012!  We have a number of upcoming events planned for the Spring 2012 semester, including:

  • Senior Presentations at all local schools (date/locations TBD)
  • BRVGS Senior Expo on May 11th at the Orange School Board Office
  • World History field trips to Washington, DC
  • Biotechnology trips with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for Orange, Louisa and Goochland students 
  • Biotechnology Arabidopsis experiment with Virginia tech's Fralin Center
In addition, we will be undertaking the planning for our school improvement goals for the next five years for BRVGS.  Stay tuned for details on these and other events in the near future, and happy New Year to our BRVGS students, staff members, parents and communities!



Happy Holidays from BRVGS!

As we wind down this semester's projects and presentations, we are reminded of how much our students have learned and have grown since the beginning of this school year.  This year has been particularly challenging to our students, staff members, schools and communities, and everyone has risen to those challenges and transcended inconvenience and uncertainty to do great work so far this year.  We are looking forward to meeting new challenges in 2012, and in the meantime, we wish everyone in BRVGS, along with their families, the happiest, safest and most relaxing of holidays and a Happy New Year!