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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14455 James Madison Hwy. Palmyra, Va 22963

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BRVGS Students Complete 1st-ever Uva Health Care Course

Sixteen BRVGS students were the first ever to enroll in a new online course, "Explorations in Health Care," that was offered to BRVGS by the University of Virginia.  Students learned about the requirements of different health care professions, as well as about the legal and political factors affecting the delivery of health care in the United States.

As a culmination to the course, students toured UVa Hospital and presented their final projects on various health care professions at UVa on Friday, December 1st.  We are very proud of these students for embarking on a new course and for completing with strong presentations!  BRVGS plans to offer this course again to juniors and seniors in the 2018-19 school year.  


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: