Ga DoE GHP website: http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/GHP/Pages/default.aspx
What is GHP?
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer residential instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, lifelong learners.
Who can participate?
Rising juniors and seniors in Georgia's public, private, and home schools may be nominated by their teachers.
Students are nominated in a specific instructional area in which their abilities, aptitudes and interest lie. Each school system or private school is assigned a nomination quota based on the average daily attendance of its 10th and 11th grades. Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements and other pertinent information are submitted to substantiate the nominations. Local nominees are then sent to statewide screening interviews/auditions. The written evidence and data gathered in the student interview/audition are used to evaluate nominees and select finalists.
Home School Information:
Home school parents must contact the GHP coordinator at their local high school to obtain an application and to set up and interview time for their student. Please contact the county GHP coordinator (email@example.com) immediately. More information is at this site, part of the GaDoE GHP website: http://www.gadoe.org/School-Improvement/GHP/Documents/Board%20Rule%20160-4-2-.09%20Governor's%20Honors%20Program%20Guidance.pdf
Wednesday, September 12: mandatory meeting for any student interested in applying for GHP from Pope High School *Students! Be sure to sign in at the meeting!*
Wednesday, September 19, 3:30 pm: Personal information sheet AND 2 copies of application due to coordinator, one by e-mail, one printed, signed in BLUE INK hand delivered to room 81 (Do not staple.)
Monday, September 24, 3:30: Announcement: Students selected to interview for GHP
Friday, September 28, 3:30: Teacher recommendation due to coordinator (White – academics, Brown – Business/Career Tech, Rudolph – Fine Arts)
Monday, October 1 to Friday, October 5: Candidate Interviews after school
Tuesday, October 9: Announcement: candidates selected interview at county
Friday, October 12, 3:30: Candidates’ mandatory meeting with coordinator to review application
Thursday, October 18, 26: Completed applications due to County Office
Monday, October 29: Candidates receive County interview time
Monday, November 5: Fine Arts interviews, Pebblebrook HS
Thursday, November 8: Academic and Career/Technology interviews, site TBA
Wednesday, November 14: County GHP candidates announced
Saturday, January 26: State interviews for Communicative Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies: Luella High School, Locust Grove
Saturday, January 26: State interviews for Dance and Theatre: Pebblebrook HS, Mableton
Saturday, February 2: State interviews for Music and Visual Arts: Pebblebrook HS, Mableton
Saturday, February 2: State interviews for Mathematics, Design, Technology, Executive Management, French, German, Spanish, AgScience/Biotechnology, AgScience/Environmental: Luella High School, Locust Grove, GA
Monday, March 8: GHP finalists posted on the GHP website
Thursday, March 25: Student acceptance deadline
Sunday, June 23, to Saturday, July 20, 2013: GHP PROGRAM!!!
Contact Mrs. White at Pope HS: firstname.lastname@example.org