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.

CGS News

Upcoming Events

  • November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Stafford County CGS Information Night for Prospective Students/Parents, North Stafford & Stafford High Schools – If you missed this informational meeting, please email mvanderploeg@cgs.k12.va.us for handout/PowerPoint information.
  • November 29, 6:00 p.m., CGS Advisory Committee Meeting, Barnes & Noble Café
  • December 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Spotsylvania County Accelerated Programs Night, Spotsylvania and Riverbend High Schools (IB will present at 6:30 p.m.; CGS will present at 7:30 p.m.)
  • December 6, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., King George County CGS Information Night for Prospective Students/Parents, King George Middle School
  • January 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Spotsylvania County CGS Information Night for Prospective Students/Parents, Spotsylvania and Riverbend High Schools

 

CGS Kudos

  • Philip Lambert, CGS Stafford Site – Perfect Total Score on the ACT, State champion – 2 mile run, National Merit Semi-finalist
  • Jennifer Sprow, CGS Stafford Site – National Champion, Skills USA Architectural Drafting (as well as District and State Champion in the same category)

The Commonwealth Governor’s School
Regional Administrative Office
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Telephone: (540) 548-1278
Fax: (540) 548-1736
Email: webmaster@cgs.k12.va.us