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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BRVGS' UVA Engineering Course Presents their Projects at UVA 

On Thursday, December 15th, 29 BRVGS students taking the UVA “Explorations in Engineering” Course offered through BRVGS presented their final projects to course Professor James Groves and to other students in the class, as well as to the BRVGS staff. The students set up their prototypes and information boards in the UVA Olsson Engineering building. They shared their research and findings with topics ranging from floating cell phone cases to earthquake proofing buildings to safer helmets. It was a day of learning and sharing, with many innovative and creative ideas highlighted in the presentations. The students did a great job presenting their projects, and BRVGS is proud of their efforts in this challenging course!



William Monroe's 10th Graders visited Professor James Landers' Laboratory

William Monroe's 10th graders visited Professor James Landers' microfluidics laboratory at the University of Virginia in October.  By spinning "discs," that look just like a CD that have been altered with a laser, a scientist can test for genetic disorders, screen for drugs, or identify a person with just one drop of blood. It exciting to see with just a little creativity, innovation, and collaboration, an old school technology can be made useful to anyone.  We had to leave early since the Department of Defense was meeting with them.  



Hour of Code - Fun and Educational After School Experience for Pre-K-12th

Orange County Senior, Jason Ashley, will be running three Hour of Code opportunities for students in Pre-K through 12th grade next week! This is a great opportunity for students to be exposed to programming or to learn more about it!

Each afternoon is open to students Pre-K through 12th.

Monday, Decemeber 5th - Wilderness Branch of the Orange County Public Library - 3-5pm

Wednesday, Decemeber 7th - Main Branch of the Orange County Public Library - 3-5pm

Friday, Decemeber 9th - Gordonsville Branch of the Orange County Public LIbrary - 3-5pm


BRVGS 11th graders attend CBIC Tech Tour 2016!

CBIC’s annual Tech Tour is a day-long event that introduces area middle and high school students to our region’s technology companies and exposes students to the diverse career possibilities offered by our regional technology community. 
The program is designed to help youth envision themselves as technology innovators. Nearly 100% volunteer driven, each annual tour organizes upwards of 400 area middle and high school students who visit more than 70 technology related companies and organizations in a single day!
A majority of our BRVGS juniors attended this popular event on October 11, 2016, and came away with inspiration and ideas for their own senior internships, college studies, and even career possibilities.
And new for us this year, Isaac McSherry from William Monroe High School, who attended the Tech Tour as a student last year, worked with MITRE this past year for his senior internship and was involved in presenting at the Tech Tour. Congratulations, Isaac, on that amazing opportunity!
Check out these other highlights!

BRVGS Application for 2017-18 Now Available

The application for entry into BRVGS for next year's 9th grade class is now available!  A word copy of the application can be dowloaded by clicking on BRVGS Student Application 1617, and then clicking on the "download" arrow at the upper right of the document.  The application consists of an information section, to be completed by students and parents, and of 3 recommendations: 

  • 1 from a Science teacher from this school year or last school year
  • 1 from a Math teacher from this school year or last school year
  • 1 from any other educator (teacher, principal, counselor, etc) of the student's choice

Completed applications and recommendations are due to local counseling center or designated contact by November 18th.  Please BRVGS Director Marc Carraway at for any questions regarding the application process.