Roanoke Valley Governor's School

Identification Process Delivery of Services Advisory Council


The Roanoke Valley Governorís School, dedicated to leadership in innovative instructional practices and effective service to students and teachers, provides a unique environment in which individuals become increasingly aware of the relationship between science, mathematics, technology, and society and develop the skills necessary to contribute to a constantly changing global society.


The Roanoke Valley Governorís School for Science and Technology represents a special alternative opportunity for motivated secondary school students who want to become part of a thriving and challenging program of studies in math and science. 


The curriculum offered at the Governorís School is developed not only to be rigorous, but specifically oriented towards multiĖ and inter-disciplinary learning, real-world learning, collaboration, the integration of technology, and the use of innovative instructional strategies such as problem-based learning, simulations, research, and design.


The Governorís School facility was designed and created specifically for the curriculum.  Laboratories for both mathematics and the sciences are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that  enable students to work hands-on in research and experimental design. 


Since opening its door in 1985, the Governorís School has made a lasting impression on the face of education.  The curriculum is constantly evolving to provide students with innovative, technologically-rich, cutting-edge academic resources.  The Governorís School provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in future college and career endeavors.

 The Application Process

Roanoke County Public Schoolsí rising 9th through 12th grade students who have or will successfully complete Geometry compete in a highly selective application  process in order to earn a place in this part-day program.  Although a standard application form is issued by the Governorís School, the Roanoke Valley Governorís School does not participate in the selection process. All applications are evaluated by a Roanoke County run Governorís School Selection Committee.  The application period is generally from mid-January through mid-March.

Roanoke County students who are chosen to go to the Governorís School must provide their own transportation to and from the Governorís School.

For more information about the Governorís School, see the Governorís School website at


Click here for more information about the Roanoke Valley Governor's School.






Roanoke County Public Schools does not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, or handicapping condition in an educational and/or employment policy or practice. Questions and/or complaints should be addressed to the Assistant Superintendent of Administration/Title IX Coordinator at (540) 562-3900 ext. 10121 or the Associate Director of Pupil Personnel Services/504 Coordinator at (540) 562-3900 ext. 10182.

We have made every reasonable attempt to insure that our web pages are educationally sound, are up to date, and do not contain links to any questionable material or anything that can be deemed in violation of the RCPS Acceptable Use Policy. If you believe this material is not in compliance, please contact the Webmaster.