The Commonwealth Governor’s School Diploma


Students who successfully complete the requirements of the Commonwealth Governor’s School receive an official Governor’s School seal issued by the Virginia Department of Education.  In order to earn this seal and successfully complete the entire program, students must complete at least two years in the program including 11th and 12th grade, maintain a weighted GPA of 2.5 or higher in their CGS classes, and pass the CGS Culminating Research course and receive an elective credit.

Beginning with the CGS Class of 2010, all Commonwealth Governor’s School students will be required to sign the Early College Scholars agreement as ninth graders. Students who fulfill the requirements of the agreement receive the Early College Scholars seal on their diploma along with the Governor’s School seal.​