Mission of The Commonwealth Governor’s School


The mission of the Commonwealth Governor’s School is to provide academically talented and highly motivated high school students with a challenging, differentiated and interdisciplinary academic program of study utilizing non-traditional activities supported by technology at their home sites.

Our Goals

  • To develop students who are prepared to succeed at the post-secondary level.
  • To develop students who are life-long learners, possessing critical thinking skills and individual and team problem-solving skills.
  • To develop students who are risk-takers and who will lead, participate in, and contribute to democratic and global societies.
  • To provide students with a learning environment that is active, student-centered, and adaptive to students’ individual learning styles and interests.
  • To provide learning experiences that are investigative, broad-based, and/or thematic, and integrate multiple disciplines into the area of study.
  • To encourage self-directed learning, self-understanding, and cooperation in the pursuit of new knowledge.
  • To provide students opportunities for choice in extended instructional activities.
  • To provide students opportunities for interaction with other communities of learners.