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1 WELCOME Governor’s School 2013 Informational Session WELCOME Governor’s School 2013 Informational Session mplete-packet.pdf mplete-packet.pdf

2 Governor’s School 101 In order to be eligible for Governor’s School, you must meet the minimum requirements. In order to be eligible for Governor’s School, you must meet the minimum requirements. You will have a busy few weeks with the application process, but in the end, it will be well worth it! Whether you are a finalist or not…the process itself teaches you so much about responsibility and honor. You will have a busy few weeks with the application process, but in the end, it will be well worth it! Whether you are a finalist or not…the process itself teaches you so much about responsibility and honor. If we can help you in any way, please just let us know. Your packet is due October 22, 2012 to the lead counselor at your school at 3:00pm. NO LATE PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED. If we can help you in any way, please just let us know. Your packet is due October 22, 2012 to the lead counselor at your school at 3:00pm. NO LATE PACKETS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

3 What is Governor’s School? The oldest statewide summer program for academically, intellectually gifted students The oldest statewide summer program for academically, intellectually gifted students A 5 week program thriving upon the intellectual curiosity of students. A 5 week program thriving upon the intellectual curiosity of students. No tests, no grades—just producers of knowledge, problem solvers, and problem finders. No tests, no grades—just producers of knowledge, problem solvers, and problem finders.

4 When and Where is Governor’s School held? The 2013 Summer Sessions will be held June 16 until July 20, The 2013 Summer Sessions will be held June 16 until July 20, Traditionally, there are two sites: Traditionally, there are two sites: East campus site : Meredith College in Raleigh West campus site : Salem College in Winston-Salem

5 The Governor’s School of NC offers a unique residential experience to academically or intellectually gifted high school students nominated in one of eleven areas: English Math English Math Natural Sciences Spanish Natural Sciences Spanish Social Sciences French Social Sciences French Dance Drama Dance Drama Art Art Instrumental Music Instrumental Music Choral Music Choral Music

6 Governor’s School Programs 10 th graders: 10 th graders: You may only apply for and attend Governor’s School in the areas of Performing/Visual Arts, which includes: Dance, Choral Music or Instrumental Music. You may only apply for and attend Governor’s School in the areas of Performing/Visual Arts, which includes: Dance, Choral Music or Instrumental Music. 11 th graders: 11 th graders: You may apply for Performing/Visual Arts (those listed above plus Art and Drama) or Academics. You may apply for Performing/Visual Arts (those listed above plus Art and Drama) or Academics. If you are planning on applying for and attending for Academics, you must have earned 92% or better on an EOC Test in that academic area, along with the aptitude test of 92% or better. Your counselor will help you determine your eligibility areas. Some testing may be needed. If you are planning on applying for and attending for Academics, you must have earned 92% or better on an EOC Test in that academic area, along with the aptitude test of 92% or better. Your counselor will help you determine your eligibility areas. Some testing may be needed.

7 10 th Graders The Performing Arts Program requires a paper application in addition to an audition. The Performing Arts Program requires a paper application in addition to an audition. Practice, practice, practice for your auditions, which will be held in February of Practice, practice, practice for your auditions, which will be held in February of 2013.

8 11 th Graders If you are applying for the Academic program, you will only need to submit the paper application. If you are applying for the Academic program, you will only need to submit the paper application. If you are applying in the Arts, please practice, practice, practice for your auditions, which will be held in February of If you are applying in the Arts, please practice, practice, practice for your auditions, which will be held in February of 2013.

9 Governor’s School FAQs **Roommates are assigned and students must attend campus assigned to. **Programs at both campuses are the same with these exceptions: Governors School East has Spanish and Orchestra Governors School East has Spanish and Orchestra Governors School West has French and Wind Ensemble Governors School West has French and Wind Ensemble **Performing/Visual Arts may only audition in one area. Audition information will be mailed to the respective nominees during January and February with all instructions. Meredith College will be the audition site.

10 More Information: Governor’s School is a 5 week commitment and students will be expected to stay the entire time should they be selected to attend. Students will only be allowed to come home the third weekend of the session. Governor’s School is a 5 week commitment and students will be expected to stay the entire time should they be selected to attend. Students will only be allowed to come home the third weekend of the session. Please know that even though your child will be on a college campus, there will be an honor code and a student handbook (mailed with acceptance letter if chosen). Please know that even though your child will be on a college campus, there will be an honor code and a student handbook (mailed with acceptance letter if chosen). Rules are expected to be followed and are taken seriously. Rules are expected to be followed and are taken seriously. If your nominated student receives Out of School suspension or a violation/citation of more that a traffic ticket they will be ineligible to continue the Governors School process. If your nominated student receives Out of School suspension or a violation/citation of more that a traffic ticket they will be ineligible to continue the Governors School process. Tuition fees will be covered by NHCS. Tuition fees will be covered by NHCS.

11 What Does Governor’s School Offer? Visiting speakers Visiting speakers Live performances Live performances Field Trips Field Trips Seminars and Demonstrations Seminars and Demonstrations Exploration and Integration Exploration and Integration Discovery and Application Discovery and Application Social and recreational events Social and recreational events A once in a lifetime experience A once in a lifetime experience

12 Application Packet Please read your packets completely and begin to work on essays, awards and honors lists, and decide what area you want to compete in. (Your school counselor will assist you, if needed.) Please read your packets completely and begin to work on essays, awards and honors lists, and decide what area you want to compete in. (Your school counselor will assist you, if needed.) Make sure that you get 2 recommendation letters and that they are sealed and/or mailed to your school’s counselor at your respective high schools. At least one letter should be from a teacher in the area that you are applying for. (Allow your teachers at least a week to get the letters completed.) These must be signed, NOT submitted electronically to your counselor. Make sure that you get 2 recommendation letters and that they are sealed and/or mailed to your school’s counselor at your respective high schools. At least one letter should be from a teacher in the area that you are applying for. (Allow your teachers at least a week to get the letters completed.) These must be signed, NOT submitted electronically to your counselor. Refer to the timeline on the next slide OFTEN. Refer to the timeline on the next slide OFTEN. Applications will be due at your high schools in the guidance area on October 22, 2012 at 3:00 PROMPTLY to your lead counselor. No late applications will be accepted. Applications will be due at your high schools in the guidance area on October 22, 2012 at 3:00 PROMPTLY to your lead counselor. No late applications will be accepted.

13 Calendar/Timeline Sept.13 th Governor’s School applications available online or from schools’ guidance offices Oct. 22 nd Applications due by 3:00 p.m. to your guidance counselor. Any packet that is deemed incomplete will be removed from the process. Please make sure you complete all areas. October 1-10 Aptitude testing as needed November 9 th Selection Committee meets to Selection Committee meets to choose NHCS nominees choose NHCS nominees November 14 th Academic nominee decisions announced Feb. (2013): Choral Music Auditions at Meredith College. Feb. (2013) : Auditions for Art, Instrumental Music, Theatre and Dance at Meredith College. Mar. 7 th (2013) : Notification of students selected (or not selected) to attend 2013 session of Governor’s School will be mailed. June16 th : Opening day for 2013 session of Governor’s School

14 Be sure to sign and date the Statement of Intent

15 All forms and essays should be typed.

16 And finally… This is an amazing opportunity for you, and we highly encourage you to take advantage of it! This is an amazing opportunity for you, and we highly encourage you to take advantage of it! If we can help you in any way this year, please ask. If we can help you in any way this year, please ask. Good luck and have a wonderful and successful school year! Good luck and have a wonderful and successful school year!


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