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CHARLESTON, W.VA. - The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE), in partnership with Governor Jim Justice, is pleased to announce the return of the Governor’s Schools of West Virginia to full in-person sessions for summer 2022.

The four academies were postponed in 2020 and held virtually in 2021 due to the pandemic. This year, activities are planned at pre-pandemic levels with middle and high school students returning to campuses around the state for the prestigious and intensive residency programs.

Through an arduous application process, students apply to attend either the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA), the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship (GSE), the Governor’s Honor Academy (GHA), or the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI). These academies are taught by college faculty and immerse students in their area of interest along with engaging activities and field trips.

More than 300 students have committed to the four academies for the 2022 session. Dates for each academy are below:


Governor’s STEM Institute Session 1

June 16 – June 24

West Virginia University

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship 

June 19 – July 9

Marshall University

Governor’s STEM Institute Session 2

June 25 – July 1

West Virginia University

Governor’s Honor Academy

June 25 – July 15

Fairmont State University

Governor’s School for the Arts

June 26 – July 16

Marshall University

Governor’s STEM Institute

July 10 – July 23

Greenbank Observatory


Governor's Honors Academy 

·      Mary Korn - RCB 

·       Lydia McClung - BHS 

·       Jacob Petroski - BHS 


Governor's School for the Arts 

·       Kennedy Bealko - BHS 

·       Mitchell Honaker – BHS

·       Mary Claire Palmer - RCB  

·       Kayleigh Ratliff - BHS 


Governor's STEM Institute 

·       WVU Session 1

·       Delainey Lowther - SHMS 

·       WVU Session 2

·       Kevin Dong - SHMS 

·       Nathaniel Dodson - BMS 

·       Ianna Carillo - NDMS 

·       Nathaniel Linger - SHMS

·       Audrey Kerr - BMS

·       Greenbank Observatory

·       Kassidy Wharton - MMS

·       Daniel Yearego - BMS