The curriculum is designed as a unique supplement to the usual high school curriculum. The program is not an acceleration of high school or an expectancy of college curricula. Students are led to explore cutting-edge theories in the arts and sciences and develop a greater understanding of how art, culture, and knowledge change with time. Students are challenged to develop rigorous creative and intellectual skills critical to their placement as productive citizens of our communities.
Through a competitive bidding process, GHA has been hosted at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Shepherd College, Marshall University, Concord University, West Virginia State College, Bethany College, Fairmont State University, and WVU. Fairmont State University will host GHA through 2024.