• The Governor's School of North Carolina is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and it does not involve credit, tests, or grades. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their public school unit or non-public school.

  • Informational Meetings

    The Office of the North Carolina Governor's School is leading one-hour informational meetings in September and October. Interested students, families and staff from local and neighboring schools/school systems are welcome to attend. The list below will be updated regularly as additional meetings are scheduled.

    • Mon., Sept. 16, 6:30 pm – NEW BERN
      New Bern High School (Media Center), 4200 Academic Dr.
    • Tues., Sept. 17, 6:00 pm – MOREHEAD CITY
      West Carteret High School (Auditorium), 4700 Country Club Rd.
    • Wed., Sept. 18, 6:00 pm – JACKSONVILLE
      Jacksonville High School (Auditorium), 1021 Henderson Dr.

    Nomination Packet for the 2020 Governor's School

    The Nomination Packet and forms for the 2020 session are currently under construction and will be available in early September. For reference purposes only, the 2019 Nomination Packet is available but not valid to apply for the 2020 session.

    For more information and to apply please visit:

    ncgovschool.org