Governor's School of North Carolina

Governor's School LogoThe Governor's School of North Carolina is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and it does not involve credit, tests, or grades. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their public school unit or non-public school.

June 28, 2020 Update - College/University Videoconfereces

The Office of the North Carolina Governor's School is providing benefits to students selected for the 2020 Governor's School, though the in-person session was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Students, families and official contacts have been emailed information on exclusive live videoconferences with official representatives of 80+ colleges/universities from across the country. Videoconferences started on Monday, June 22 and will extend through Monday, August 3. Students should email ncgovschool@dpi.nc.gov if they have questions or did not receive their email. 

Other possible activities are still being explored, and students will be contacted directly when plans are finalized.

Congratulations to All Students Selected for the 2020 Session of Governor's School

The Office of the North Carolina Governor's School congratulates all students selected for Governor's School East at Meredith College and Governor's School West at High Point University this summer. Public school units, non-public schools, parents, families and communities should be proud of these students' success.

Nomination Packet for the 2021 Governor's School

The Nomination Packet includes all overview information about Governor’s School and sample forms. The updated packet for the 2021 session will be uploaded to this site no later than early September 2020. The 2020 packet is available for reference purposes only. Contact the Office of the North Carolina Governor's School with specific questions.

2020 Nomination Packet

Contact Information

Sherry Thomas, Director
Exceptional Children Division

Tom Winton, Coordinator
Exceptional Children Division
984.236.2577 (p)

Tish Bynum, Special Assistant
Exceptional Children Division
984.236.2576 (p)

Governor's School of North Carolina
NC Dept. of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356

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