This summer, 24 APS students will attend the Governor’s School for Academics, Mentorship, Visual and Performing Arts or the Foreign Language Academy. Both programs allow students to focus on a specific area of intellectual or artistic strengths and interests and to study in a way that best suits the gifted learner’s needs. Each program stresses non-traditional teaching and learning techniques. For example, major elements in the instructional design may include realistic or artistic productions, small group instruction, hands-on experiences, research, or field studies.
To gain admittance to the program, students apply and go through a highly competitive process. Students applying for the visual and performing arts program were also required to complete an arts audition at the district level. Then candidates moved on to compete at the state level.Governor’s Schools for Academics, Mentorship and Visual and Performing Arts
Julianne Meany, Agriculture; James Staeben, Mathematics, Science & TechnologyWakefield
Ariana Candido-Markowitz, Visual Arts; Tasnim Alam, Humanities; Holden Anderson, HumanitiesWashington-Lee
Ezekiel Albro, Vocal/Tenor; Noah Hall, Instrumental/Bassoon; Charlotte Maskelony, Vocal/Alto 1; Skylar Brodowski, Agriculture; Johanna Klein, Agriculture; Benjamin Brooks, Mathematics, Science & Technology; Christian Clark, Mathematics, Science & Technology; Jayaprakash Kambhampaty, NASA/EngineeringYorktown
Rachel Cleaveland, Mathematics, Science & Technology; Elizabeth Woolford, HumanitiesGovernors’ Foreign Language Academy
Matthew Coppolino, JapaneseWashington-Lee
Madeline Holladay, Spanish; Negar Kosar, French; Jade Riopelle, Latin; Isabella Turilli, FrenchYorktown
Molly Apsel, Spanish; Lauren Mead, Spanish; Elizabeth Noe, Latin;
Sophia Warnement, Latin
To learn more about the Summer Governor’s School selection process, please visit, www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/
Applications for Summer 2017 will be available on this link in early October.