Governor's Honors Program
The Governor's Honors Program is a free, four-week 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. It is held every summer on the campus of Valdosta State University. Students are nominated by their teachers in the fall, and then go through a rigorous testing and interview process before being selected to participate.
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:
FORMS, CALENDARS, and TESTING INFORMATION
All students participating in the GHP process must complete a “Student Information Sheet” below. Complete the information sheet and email it to Mrs. Burke by Wednesday, September 19. This will be used by Mrs. Burke and your nominating teacher to complete your recommendation form.
The "GHP Student Nomination Form - Part One" must be filled out and signed by you AND your parent. You must turn in TWO hard copies to the counseling office by Wednesday, October 3rd. Please do not staple these forms. Take your time on this form and do your best to give in-depth responses. One or two sentences will not be enough for the judges.
Testing and Interviews
Students nominated in Engineering & Technology; Architectural, Graphic, & Industrial Design; and Fine Arts will participate in Gwinnett County interviews in November. String Orchestra does not participate in County interviews - you will go straight to State Auditions in January.
Students nominated in Science, Social Studies, Communicative Arts, Math, and Foreign Language must participate in additional testing prior to being selected for Gwinnett County interviews. Students will be tested after school one day during the week of September 17-20. Below, you will find information about each specific test, including the date, time and location of your test. Please make arrangements to stay after school on this day and look over your subject so that you will know what materials you will need and how long the test will last. There are no study materials for this test.
You must email Mrs. Burke by Friday, September 14th if you have a conflict with your testing day. Other club meetings are not an acceptable excuse for missing testing. Please talk with your parents/guardians ASAP in case you need to arrange a carpool or make other arrangements to get home on this day.
Social Studies (Lower Lecture Hall) - Tuesday, 9/18, 3:10-4:00
This test lasts 40 minutes and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Please bring a #2 pencil.
Science (Room 5.349) - Wednesday, 9/19, 3:10-4:50
The test will be given in two parts. Part One is a science-related essay question and will last 50 minutes. Part Two lasts 40 minutes and consists of 48 multiple choice questions. Please bring a #2 pencil and a blue or black ink pen.
Spanish (Room 5.053) - Thursday, 9/20, 3:00-4:00
You will have 60 minutes to complete 25 multiple choice questions and a composition (you will be given a prompt). Please bring a #2 pencil and a blue or black ink pen.
Math (Room 5.347) – Tuesday, 9/18, 3:10-3:50
This test consists of 40 multiple choice questions. You will have 40 minutes to complete the test. Please bring a #2 pencil. You may NOT use a calculator.
Communicative Arts - English (Room 2.178) - Wednesday, 9/19, 3:20-4:20
For this test, you will be given a choice of two written prompts and will have 50 minutes to write an essay. Please bring a blue or black ink pen.
Click below for the GHP process calendar, which will be updated as we receive more details:
All interviews will be held at the GCPS Instructional Support Center (ISC), with the exception of Visual Arts, which will be held at Cannon United Methodist Church. See below for directions to the ISC. Cannon UMC is located at: 2424 Webb Gin House Road Snellville, GA 30078
Interview times for all subjects other than Technology/Architecture are posted outside the Counseling Office. Students interviewing in Technology/Architecture should plan to arrive at the ISC by 8:00 AM on November 1. Students will be interviewed as they complete their writing task, but they will not have a specific interview time. All technology/architecture interviews should be completed by 11:30.
Students are excused from class for their interviews, but they are expected to come to school either before or after the interview (depending on the time of day of their interview).
November 1 The following interviews/auditions will be held:
- Technology/Architecture: ISC (6 rooms)
November 2 The following interviews will be held:
- Foreign Language: ISC (8 rooms)
November 5 The following interviews will be held:
- Communicative Arts: ISC (8 rooms)
November 8 The following interviews/auditions will be held:
- Social Studies: ISC (10 rooms) - Information on SS Simulation Topics
- Visual Arts: Cannon UMC
November 9 The following interviews/auditions will be held:
- Science: ISC (8 rooms)
November 12 The following interviews/auditions will be held:
- Math: ISC (8 rooms)