Pittsboro, NC – Three students from Chatham County Schools have been selected to attend the prestigious North Carolina Governor’s School for the Summer 2016 session.Sara S.Heilman, from Northwood High School, will attend for Dance.Henry M. Flores, from Jordan-Matthews High School, will attend for English. and, Erin A. Reed, from Chatham Central High School, will attend for Math.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five-week summer residential program for intellectually gifted 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.
The Governor’s School is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses of up to 325 students each: Governor’s School West at Salem College in Winston-Salem (begun in 1963), and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh (begun in 1978). The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education, and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body