The Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a prestigious summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Students are nominated in a specific instructional area in which their abilities, aptitudes and interests lie.
The instructional areas are
Students may be nominated in only one instructional area. Nominated students must complete an application form, and in some instructional areas, other documents such as a portfolio, research abstract, writing sample or audition may be required as part of the application process.
- Communicative Arts (English)
- Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
- Social Studies
- Foreign Language
- Fine Arts (Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts)
Career Tech (Executive Business Management, Commercial & Industrial Design, Technology)
Agriculture Education (Biotechnology, Environmental Science)
Two of the most important considerations are neatness of the application (which must be completed electronically) and the student’s involvement in the area of nomination above and beyond the classroom (example: science fair, Spanish club, etc.).School-wide nominees compete for county nominations. Part of this process involves a county interview. Those who win county nominations proceed to statewide screening interviews/auditions. State level finalists and alternates are announced in late March.For more information, visit the Governor's Honors Program Website