Governor's Honors Program
GOVERNOR’S HONORS PROGRAM
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom. It is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program. The only required and expected costs to the students are: travel expenses to and from the interviews; a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms; and spending money as desired during the program.
HOME SCHOOL STUDENTS
Homeschool students may participate in the local school district selection process. A separate homeschool allotment is given to each school district.
Home school students interested in being nominated should contact the school district (school system he/she is designated to attend) to learn more about the local selection process. The home school student’s parent/guardian will submit a copy of his/her Declaration of Intent to Home School (DOI) to the local district to verify that the home school student is compliant with Georgia’s home study law O.C.G.A. § 20-2-690. Upon verification, the student will be eligible to participate in the local selection process outlined by the school district.
NOTE: A copy of the Declaration of Intent to Home School (DOI) may be requested by contacting the Georgia Department of Education.