CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice, in partnership with the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), is pleased to announce the 2023 class of Governor’s Schools participants. Approximately 400 students will participate in the program throughout the summer.

The Governor’s Schools program is a premier summer opportunity that immerses students in highly engaging and interactive experiences. From science and technology to arts and culture, the Governor’s Schools offer enriching learning experiences in a residential setting at no cost to the families.

This year, two new opportunities are available with the addition of the Governor’s School for Literacy through Arts, Culture and History (GSLACH) (7th and 8th grade students), and the Governor’s Computer Science Institute (GCSI) (9th and 10th grade students).

Through a rigorous application process, students apply to attend the programs which are taught by college faculty at locations around the state.

Dates and locations for each Governor’s School are:

Governor’s School Date Location
Governor’s Computer Science Institute June 18 – June 24 West Virginia University
Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship June 18 – July 8 Marshall University
Governor’s Honor Academy June 18 – July 8 Fairmont State University
Governor’s School for the Arts June 25 – July 15 Marshall University
Governor’s School for Literacy through Arts, Culture and History June 25 – June 30 West Virginia Culture Center
Governor’s STEM Institute – Session 1 July 2 – July 10 West Virginia University
Governor’s STEM Institute July 2 – July 15 Greenbank Observatory
Governor’s STEM Institute – Session 2 July 12 – July 20 West Virginia University

Governors’ Schools is available online.

For media inquiries, contact Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, at 304-558-2699 or

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