Chesapeake Bay Governor's School

Governor's School


The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School (CBGS) provides high-ability students from the Northern Neck and the Middle Peninsula with a rigorous curriculum through enrichment, exploratory, investigative, and career awareness experiences. Through the integration of math, science, technology, and research, woven with marine and environmental science, students have the opportunity to foster an appreciation and respect for environmental issues.

Students selected to attend CBGS attend classes beginning in their sophomore year through their senior year. They take a combination of the following courses: Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Foundations in Science, and Marine & Environmental Science I & II. All courses meet and/or exceed the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) requirements. In addition, students may earn dual enrollment credits for each course through Rappahannock Community College

Chesapeake Bay Governor's School is a morning program offered at the Warsaw Campus of Rappahannock Community College. Transportation is provided from the high school, leaving at 7:30 am from LHS and returning at 11:00 am. Admission is competitive and is based on previous math and science courses, teacher recommendation, standardized achievement testing, science/math activities, writing skills, and honors. Students may apply for admission during their freshman year. For specific criteria and an application, a prospective freshman should contact the high school counseling department.

Course of Study as Follows:







Advanced Algebra/Pre-Calculus I

Pre-Calculus II and Statistics

Calculus I

Foundations of Science

Marine and Environmental Science I

Marine and Environmental Science II