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The 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.

Congratulations to the Students Who Completed the 2019 Session of Governor's School

The Office of the North Carolina Governor's School congratulates all students who completed Governor's School East at Meredith College and Governor's School West at High Point University in 2019. Public school units, non-public schools, parents, families and communities should be proud of these students' success.

Informational Meetings

The Office of the North Carolina Governor's School is leading one-hour informational meetings in September and October. Interested students, families and staff from local and neighboring schools/school systems are welcome to attend. The list below will be updated regularly as additional meetings are scheduled.

  • Wed., Sept. 4, 6:00 pm – CONCORD
    Cabarrus Central High School (Auditorium), 505 Highway 49 South
  • Mon. Sept. 16, 6:00 pm – NORTH WILKESBORO
    Stone Center for the Performing Arts, 613 Cherry St.
  • Mon., Sept. 16, 6:30 pm – NEW BERN
    New Bern High School (Media Center), 4200 Academic Dr.
  • Tues., Sept. 17, 6:00 pm – MOREHEAD CITY
    West Carteret High School (Auditorium), 4700 Country Club Rd.
  • Wed., Sept. 18, 6:00 pm – JACKSONVILLE
    Jacksonville High School (Auditorium), 1021 Henderson Dr.
  • Mon., Sept. 23, 6:30 pm – WINSTON-SALEM
    Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. Schools Education Building (Auditorium), 4801 Bethania Station Rd.
  • Tues., Sept. 24, 6:00 pm – HIGH POINT
    Southwest Guilford High School, 4364 Barrow Rd.
  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 6:00 pm – GREENSBORO
    Page High School, 201 Alma Pinnix Dr.
  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 6:00 pm – RALEIGH
    Meredith College (Jones Chapel), 3800 Hillsborough St.
  • Thurs., Sept. 26, 5:30 pm – BOONE
    Watauga High School, 300 Go Pioneers Dr.
  • Mon., Sept. 30, 6:00 pm – FLAT ROCK
    East Henderson High School (Media Center), 150 Eagle Pride Dr.
  • Mon., Sept. 30, 6:30 pm – LENOIR
    Caldwell County Schools Education Center, 1914 Hickory Blvd. SW
  • Tues., Oct. 1, 6:00 pm – STATESVILLE
    Statesville High School (Mac Gray Auditorium), 474 N. Center St.
  • Tues., Oct. 1, 6:00 pm – ASHEVILLE
    A.C. Reynolds High School (Minitorium), 1 Rocket Dr.
  • Wed., Oct. 2, 6:00 pm – CHARLOTTE
    E.E. Waddell Language Academy (Auditorium), 7030 Nations Ford Rd.
  • Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:00 pm – DURHAM
    DPS Staff Development Center (Cafeteria), 2107 Hillandale Rd.
  • Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:00 pm – FOREST CITY
    Cool Springs Administrative Offices (Rutherford Co. Schools Board Room), 382 W Main St.
  • Mon., Oct. 7, 6:00 pm - KINSTON
    Arendell Parrott Academy (Media Center), 1901 Dobbs Farm Rd.
  • Tues., Oct. 8, 6:00 pm – FAYETTEVILLE
    Douglas Byrd High School (Auditorium), 1624 Ireland Dr.
  • Tues., Oct. 8, 6:00 pm – PITTSBORO
    Horton Middle School (Multipurpose Room), S. Horton St.
  • Mon., Oct. 14, 6:00 pm – WILMINGTON
    Hoggard High School (Media Center), 4305 Shipyard Blvd.
  • Thurs., Oct. 24, 4:00 pm – WINDSOR
    Bertie County Schools Central Services (Professional Development Room), 715 US Hwy 13 N
  • Thurs., Oct. 24, 7:00 pm – ELIZABETH CITY
    Museum of the Albemarle (Gaither Auditorium), 501 S. Water St.

Nomination Packet for the 2020 Governor's School

The Nomination Packet for the 2020 session is below.

2020 Nomination Packet

This includes all overview information about Governor’s School and sample forms. Individual fillable forms are available below for download.

Individual Forms

DIRECTIONS: First download and save the form to your computer. Then open that saved version in a pdf-reading program (e.g., Adobe Acrobat Reader) to enable all features and to enter/save data. ALL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED ELECTRONICALLY; handwritten forms will be returned.

Contact Information

Sherry Thomas, Director
Exceptional Children Division

Tom Winton, Coordinator
Exceptional Children Division
919.807.3767 (p)

Tish Bynum, Special Assistant
Exceptional Children Division
919.807.3582 (p)

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