The Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a 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. Often, when applying to colleges and universities, students who have completed the Governor’s Honors Program are provided special consideration for acceptance. GHP participants acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to grow as independent, life-long learners. Sophomores and juniors in Georgia’s public and private schools may be nominated by their teachers for the Governor’s Honors Program.
Students are nominated in a specific instructional area based on their abilities, aptitudes and interests. Major instructional areas include communicative arts (English); world languages; mathematics; science; social studies; visual art; theater (performance and design); vocal and instrumental music; dance; engineering and technology; architectural, graphic, and industrial design; and agriscience. While at the summer instructional program, students will chose an additional minor focus, which include all of the major areas and computers, counseling, library/media, physical fitness, and education.