Thomas Jefferson students to attend summer Governor’s School

Elijah Hornback in instrumental music, Alexander Harrelson in choral music, Goutam Gadiraju, in natural science, and Rebekah Bass in theater.

Elijah Hornback in instrumental music, Alexander Harrelson in choral music, Goutam Gadiraju, in natural science, and Rebekah Bass in theater.

Four 11th grade students from Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy have been selected to attend the 2016 North Carolina Governor’s School session. The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted 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 does not involve credit, tests, or grades.

 

The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 325 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978).

 

The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.

 

-Submitted by Joe Maimone

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