A. Linwood Holton Governor's School
Virginia's First Virtual Governor's School
One Partnership Circle - PO Box 1987 Abingdon, VA 24212
Telephone: 276-619-4326      Fax: 276-619-4309     e-mail: holton@hgs.k12.va.us


ANNOUNCEMENTS


It's time for Governor's School Fall Semester 2018 Orientation.

If you will take a 2018-2019 academic year (i.e., "year-long") class and/or a fall 2018 semester block schedule Governor's School class you must attend a Fall 2018 Orientation session. (If you will take a spring 2019 semester Governor's School class you must attend Spring 2019 Orientation in January 2019.) During orientation you will not only be able to meet your instructor, learn of class polices, and receive class materials, you will also be introduced to the technology used in taking a Governor's School class. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to meet your classmates and the Governor's School staff.

Orientation will be held in the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center (map and directions) in Abingdon, Virginia. The Center is located on the campus of Virginia Highlands Community College. The room location of each orientation session will be posted daily on the entrance doors of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. You may also ask the receptionist at the Center's lobby information desk for directions to your meeting room on the day of your orientation session.

Class regular and make-up orientations have been held.

You missed orientation! Please call the Abingdon Office (276-619-4326) prior to attending a make-up orientation session. The last make-up sessions prior to the start of fall semester classes were Wednesday, August 8th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (You missed those too? You may still call and attend an orientation session.)

You did not attend your scheduled session. Contact the Governor's School Administrative Office, by calling 276-619-4326, and make an appointment for an alternative time and date.

Please note that regardless of student obligations, class materials will not be mailed to the student and/or student's school. All class materials must be picked up by the student either during their assigned orientation period or subsequently by visiting the Governor's School Offices by appointment only.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Every student electing to take a Governor's School class under the dual enrollment program, where one receives both high school and college credit while enrolled in a class, must complete a community college application for their regional college sometime in their academic career.

If this term's Governor's School class is your first dual enrollment class, you have never completed an application for a dual enrollment class through your high school or community college. Therefore, you must do so as soon as possible to receive college credit for your Governor's School class(es).

To access the appropriate application, please click here.

It is strongly suggested that you complete the application as soon as possible.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Governor's School Introduces A New Video Series


Considering a Governor's School class but would like to know more before you take the leap? To provide more information about classes for prospective Governor's School students, the first series of information videos are now available. The videos are interviews with class instructors as well as current and former students. By viewing the videos, prospective students will learn about the class format, course content, and students' experiences. Series videos will continue to be posted throughout the year. Follow the links below to the web pages on which the currently available videos are posted.

Advanced Multimedia Applications
Human Anatomy & Physiology
All History Department Courses:
Appalachian History, Western Civilization, and World Civilization

Please Note: The videos are "Under Construction."
Please check back...they should be available soon

So grab a Governor's School admission application, a box of popcorn, and prepare to learn about a great opportunity.

 
 

Smart Phone E-mail Access is now available

To use this feature:

  • Connect using your e-mail address and password
  • Once connected, the setup and access should be automatic by using the auto discover feature of the phone (auto discover is active on the mail server)
  • If connecting manually, use holtonmail.hgs.k12.va.us as the server name

You can reach the non-flash mail access web page here: http://www.hgs.k12.va.us/mobile

Unfortunately, due to variation in phones, OS of phone systems, etc., we cannot offer any advice and/or support beyond the above for phone e-mail access.

Please note that depending upon your connection, when connecting for the first time using your phone, you may have to log into your e-mail entering rather than using just . Password entry remains unchanged.

 

 
 

Considering a future career as an engineer but concerned about the cost and/or inconvenience of having to move to Blacksburg or Charlottesville to obtain an engineering degree? The University of Virginia (UVA) now has a special program for you, Engineers Produced in Virginia, that can reduce cost and allow you to earn credit toward an engineering degree through your local community college.

The University of Virginia has a partnership with the Virginia Community Colleges that gives students an opportunity to take classes at a Virginia Community College to earn an Associate of Science in Engineering degree (or equivalent) and become eligible to enter UVA's engineering undergraduate program. Students can then earn their four-year engineering degree from UVA in Charlottesville or in their community. Through an on-line program called Engineers Produced in Virginia, a student can earn a UVA Engineering Science degree while continuing to live in their community for all four years of school.

Students in this program may also qualify for a $4000 "two-year college transfer" grant when moving from the two-year to four-year program while working on their engineering degree.

Interested students may download a program brochure here (PDF file). For more program details and to learn of the significant cost savings that may be realized through participation in the program, please visit the program's web site.

 
 


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