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Governor’s School of North Carolina

The Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. Governor’s School West began in 1963 and Governor’s School East began in 1978. The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, State Board of Education, Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.

Interested students are encouraged to see their AIG specialists for more information.  Applications will be due to the county office by November 1, 2017.

Specific information forms can be accessed at this link: Governor’s School of North Carolina

Hoagies Gifted

This website contains a wealth of information for parents and students.


This year, for the first time open to the general public, the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) has something exciting to offer high-achieving students entering 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the Fall of 2014.  The summer program is called the “Accelerator” and has an offering of nine residential courses with online components. Accelerator is a transformative summer experience aimed at research and practical, hands-on education in a particular STEM-related field.
Applications opened February 13th, 2014 and are due by March 15th for notification of acceptance by April 4th.
Students will learn rocketry and then build and launch their own rocket. Others will uncover the stories told by real human bones as they learn archeological methods and get a glimpse of ancient history and death in the modern era. Mud River students will get knee deep in the river to study the effects of urbanization on water and assess the possibility of recovery.


For additional information click here: NCSSM