The Commonwealth Governor’s School

Commonwealth Governor's School of VirginiaServing the Virginia Commonwealth Counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.

Based on a school-within-a-school model, the half-day program at The Commonwealth Governor’s School of Virginia utilizes real-time interactive audio/visual technology, field trips, and team teaching to create a regional community of learners.

Students from Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford school divisions are offered a rigorous program of study while interacting with other talented students in the region.

Students from participating high schools travel to one of the six Commonwealth Governor’s School sites: Colonial Forge High School, North Stafford High School, Stafford High School, Spotsylvania High School, Riverbend High School, and King George High School.

The Commonwealth Governor’s School curriculum is designed to challenge students in four major academic content areas, through problem-based instruction appropriate for gifted and highly motivated learners and to focus on the community issues of environment, development, and service.

From the Director’s Desk…

May 2016

Video Interviews

Mov7AView video interviews with six CGS students. In the course of the interviews, these incredible students share first hand experiences as a Commonwealth Governor’s School student.

Academic Links

CGS News

CGS Students Chesapeake Bay Watershed Experience, Free Lance Star, June 29, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS to the CGS FIRST Robotics Team for winning the Entrepreneur Award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St Louis, MO!! CGS is proud of you!  Click to see Free Lance Star article!

CGS is seeking your creativity and marketing talents! Create and produce an original video commercial promoting CGS! Deadline is August 5, 2016 (click for more details!)


August 9 & 10, CGS New Student Orientation (more details to follow)

August 23 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., CGS Biology Boot Camp, Riverbend High School (click for more details!)

August 31, AP Environmental Science Math Prep Session, Stafford High School (click for more details!)  Sign up begins June 1!!



Congratulations to Leia Otterstatter, a tenth grade Brooke Point and CFHS site student, competed in the Piedmont Regional Science Fair in Charlottesville, VA where she was awarded 1st Place in the Senior Division Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Piedmont Regional Science Fair Grand Champion Best in Show Alternate.  In addition, she won several special awards including Women in Geosciences, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement, NOAA Taking the Pulse of the Planet Award, US Air Force Certificate of Outstanding Science Fair Project.  Winning 1st place at the Piedmont Regional Science Fair qualified Leia to compete at the Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair held in Lexington, Virginia a few weeks ago.  Leia traveled to Lexington, Va and where she represented Stafford County well placing 2nd in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Division.



The Commonwealth Governor’s School
Regional Administrative Office
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Telephone: (540) 548-1278
Fax: (540) 548-1736