Governor's Honors Program 2016-2017
WHAT IS THE PROGRAM?
It is a four week intensive study of undergraduate, graduate, and professional-level coursework and experience in a given field. Students will spend 27 hours a week in highly advanced classes in their given field.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Nothing. As it has every summer since 1963, the GA State Legislature fully funds this opportunity- the entire month of classes, books, room, board, and entertainment are all covered by the GA State Legislature.
IF I RECEIVED A LETTER DOES THAT MEAN I’VE BEEN SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE?
No. The letter means that you’ve been nominated to participate. The nomination is a multi part process- you will take an exam in your selected subject area here at GSMST (date forthcoming). Then, if your score meets the county cut-off score (at the time of this writing, the county-cut off scores have not been made available), you will participate in a county-level interview, as will other nominated students from other Gwinnett County schools. If you are selected during County interviews, you will be asked to complete a state application. GOSA will select a limited number of students to interview at the state level. Finalists will be selected from this final group.
DOES SIGNING THE LETTER COMMIT ME TO PARTICIPATON?
At the moment, you are only committing to participating in the GSMST nomination process; you are not yet signing away your summer- we’ll give you much more time to decide that in the future!
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION?
See below for links to the GHP website and the 2016 Criteria and Description. Please read this document if you have been nominated in more than one subject area and are not sure which one to choose. It is also recommended that you talk with your nominating teacher(s) if you are unsure.
WHAT DO I DO NOW?
If you have been nominated by your teacher, see below for important information and documents.
To read about selection criteria for specific subject areas:
To visit the GHP homepage:
All students must formally accept or turn-down their nomination no later than Thursday, August 18. This should be done electronically through the following link (you MUST be logged in to Google with your GSMST email address, or you will not be able to access the form):
FORMS, CALENDARS, and TESTING INFORMATION
Testing will be held here at GSMST at the beginning of September. Testing is done after school, so students will need to plan for transportation on the day of their testing. The tests are different for each subject area - they may involve multiple choice questions, essays, or both. There are no study materials available for any of the tests, so there is no preparation to be done. Details are as follows:
Science – Tuesday, 9/6 – 3:15 – 5:00, 5.366 (Kramer)
World Language – Wednesday, 9/7 – 3:15-4:15, 5.042 (Hawkins)
Engineering – Wednesday, 9/13 – 3:15 – 4:15, 5.037 (Parsons)
Math – Wednesday, 9/14 – 3:15 – 4:15, 5.347 (Mullen)
Social Studies – Thursday, 9/15 – 3:15-4:15, LLH (Hersch)
Communicative Arts – Friday, 9/16 – 3:15-4:15, 2.178 (Covin)
GHP Student Application Form
Due to the counseling office by Wednesday, September 14. Applications must include a copy of course history and current schedule. These can be printed from the Parent Portal. (Please use the “printable version” of the course history). Students should save a copy of their application, to use if they move forward to the state application process.
Please don't staple - use paper clips.
GHP Student Process Calendar* UPDATED 9/13
GHP County Interview Schedule
Students will be notified of their specific interview times.
October 4 Science interviews
ISC (13 rooms)
October 6 World Languages interviews
ISC (13 rooms)
October 10* Fine Arts interviews/auditions - ALL
Brookwood High School
*Please note – this is not a school day! This is a teacher workday.
October 13 Mathematics interviews
ISC (11 rooms)
October 18 Communicative Arts interviews
ISC (13 rooms)
October 18 Social Studies interviews
Gwinnett Online Campus (713 Hi Hope Road, Lawrenceville)
October 20 Career/Technology interviews
ISC (10 rooms)