Governor's School

Maggie L. Walker Governor's School -

  • High School Programs Overview (with video)
  • Parents/caregivers of students who qualify to apply should have received communication from our gifted office September 29th.  This communication went out through Parent Square and included all necessary information about the application process for the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, as well as information about the virtual Open House session being planned for October 9th @ 5:00 PM.
  • Parents of qualified students should have received instructions for the virtual open house session.
  • Please contact Ms. Dougherty or Mrs. Mizelle if you do not receive this communication or have questions about your child's status.
  • Students who meet qualifications to apply to the Governor's School have been added to a Schoology Group for the Governor's School application process.  If your child does not have access to this Schoology Group, please contact Ms. Dougherty or Mrs. Mizelle.
  • Online applications will be available , through the Maggie Walker Applications 2023-24 Schoology Group (Google Form application) beginning Wednesday, October 11th, at 9:00 AM.  The application deadline is 8:00 AM on December 1, 2023.  No late applications will be accepted.  Parents will receive a confirmation email after the application has been submitted.
  • Only eligible 8th grade students and their parents will have access to the online application.
  • Teacher recommendationsStudents will provide names and email addresses of chosen individuals to receive the recommendation forms within the application.  Central office staff will send recommendation forms to the email addresses submitted by the student and will collect responses through December 15th.  
  • Students are responsible for asking two individuals to complete recommendation forms and submit their names and email addresses on their application
    • Form A = 7th or 8th grade English, Math, Science, Social Studies or World Language Teacher
    • Form B = Any adult (not a relative) who knows your potential for success and agrees to give you a reference
  • Each applicant is required to attend a regional evaluation session on January 27, 2024.  The student will complete timed evaluation activities, and a timed written essay based on the topic on the test day.
  • Please contact Ms. Dougherty or Mrs. Mizelle with questions regarding the application process.

HCPS Governor's School Application Requirements and Timeline - this site houses all important information regarding the application process

Maggie Walker Governor's School Website