The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program with the only required and expected costs for the students being travel expenses to and from the interviews, a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.
In early October, Cartersville High School teachers begin recommending 10th and 11th grade students who are suited for the Governors Honors Program. Final decisions are made by a committee following an interview process which includes a short essay portion. Our candidates are then notified in November of their school level selection. The next step moves to the state selection requirements.
For more information about the Governors Honors Program, please visit GaDOE.