Mountain Vista Governor's School

Mountain Vista Governor's School

Gifted PaintingThe mission of the Mountain Vista Governor’s School is to present a research-based, technology-enhanced, integrated program in mathematics, science, and the humanities. The program will challenge students to reach their full potential as independent thinkers capable of assuming leadership roles in a constantly changing global society.

Eleventh and twelfth graders from six different school systems attend MVGS at Lord Fairfax Community College in the morning and return to their base schools in the afternoon.

Applications are available each January. Refer to the "Announcements" column for more information on the application process and timeline.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Margie Southard, Coordinator of Gifted Services, at (540) 825-3677, extention 3126, at the Culpeper School Board Office or e-mail her at


2018 MVGS Application Available
The application process for Mountain Vista Governor's School for the 18-19 school year is open.  Completed applications are due by Thursday, March 1.  Notification letters regarding application status will be mailed on April 27, 2018.


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CCPS Gifted Education

CCPS Curriculum

CCPS Instruction

College Board (AP/SAT Information)