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Chesapeake Bay & the Commonwealth Governor's School Applications Deadline

posted Dec 4, 2018, 7:44 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Dec 4, 2018, 7:54 AM ]

If your student is interested in applying to either of these Governor's schools, information and applications are available on their websites.

Chesapeake Bay Governor's School
Applications are available now and due January 10, 2019

Commonwealth Governor's School
Applications available December 10, 2018,  and due January 10, 2019

An Application Information Session for CGS will be held December 13, 6 PM, at KGMS Auditorium

Randolph-Macon College Summer Program

posted Nov 30, 2018, 6:42 AM by Terri Morrison

Convergence: Where Faith and Science Meet is a nine-day program (June 22-30, 2019) that allows current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students to come to Randolph-Macon’s campus in Ashland, Va., and learn about the intersection of science and Christian faith. They will dive deeper into their religious beliefs, deeper into the study of science, and will meet other high school students and Randolph-Macon College student leaders with those same interests. There will be time in the classroom and outdoor experiences throughout the region. The cost to participate is only $250. Upon high school graduation, if a Convergence participant chooses to attend Randolph-Macon, they will receive a $1,000 annual scholarship for each year they participated in Convergence. Please contact the Rev. Kendra Grimes or Laura Ruxton  at convergence@rmc.edu with any questions about the program.

KGCS Parent Survey

posted Nov 28, 2018, 11:16 AM by Terri Morrison

King George County Schools values family input in our school system.  Please help us by completing the parent survey found linked below.

2019 Citizenship Essay Contest "What Do I Stand For?"

posted Nov 26, 2018, 11:30 AM by Terri Morrison

All Virginia students in grades K through 12 presently enrolled in schools with active PTA/PTSAs in Good Standing may enter this essay contest. The theme is "What Do I Stand For?"  

Criteria: In all categories, adherence to the theme as it relates to CITIZENSHIP, originality, clarity, thought and skill in stand written English will be judged. The theme must be used as the essay title and may not be altered in any way.   Students in grades 9 through 12 must write a minimum of 750 words, typed and double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12-point font with 1 inch margins.

Application available in the Counseling office and the link below.  Deadline is in late January 2019.

Virginia PTA Power Plates Program

posted Nov 26, 2018, 10:16 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 26, 2018, 10:17 AM ]

Power Plates is Virginia PTA's student recipe program to encourage healthy eating habits.  Students can enter their original, healthy recipes in three easy steps:

1. Write down their recipe
2. Fill out the student entry form
3. Take a picture of their dish

Students in grades Pre-K to 12 can enter their recipes in one of five categories:  Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert or Snack
Student entry form can be found at http://www.vapta.org/health-and-safety/power-plates  
For more information, contact healthandsafety@vapta.org or visit vapta.org

Deadline: February 4, 2019

HBCU College Fair - February 23, 2019

posted Nov 16, 2018, 5:14 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 8:52 AM by Robin Mitchell ]

King George High School Counseling Department is sponsoring a bus trip to the HBCU College Fair in February.  More information, departing and returning times have yet to be determined and will be provided at a later time.

Students, especially juniors and seniors,  can sign up in the Counseling office. Those students parents should plan to attend the fair with their child.  

The event this year will be held in Washington, DC.  All students MUST register in advance.

The festival is an annual event for high school students to learn about the opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students and their parents will be able to speak with representatives of approximately 70 HBCUs to understand what their institutions offer academically and socially. Some of these institutions will offer on-site admissions, waive application fees, and offer financial assistance. The festival also has seminars on subjects connected to applying to and attending college, including sources of financial assistance. Vendors and External Organizations (Fraternities, Sororities, and other Service Organizations) will be present on the festival floor, along with the colleges and universities.

Come prepared for on-site interviews wearing professional attire (example: suit/tie for men, suit/dress for women)  No jeans, no sweats, no exceptions! Students should bring several copies of the following to leave with the college representative conducting the interview:

  • Official transcript in a sealed high school envelope (recommend bringing 4–6 transcripts)
  • SAT/ACT scores (unofficial printed copies acceptable)
  • Completed application for each college of interest (applications available on college/university websites – http://www.alfredstreet.org/colleges-and-universities)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay (writing sample)
  • Most recent report card
  • Unofficial transcript (student’s copy)
  • High school resume

Pathways Flight Academies

posted Nov 6, 2018, 12:04 PM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 12:07 PM ]

The Sky is the Limit!  High School Students Can Learn to Fly!

Launch your aviation career with a summer high school residential flight academy.  Students do you have dreams of one day becoming a commercial airline pilot and traveling the world? The Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty University, Averett University and the Virginia Department of Aviation, is offering flight academies at no cost for high school students statewide.  

The Pathways Flight Academies will immerse students in learning to fly while discovering the range of aviation career opportunities available. Four, two-week residential academies will be offered during the summer of 2019 for selected students who have shown an interest in and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM), and have career aspirations to become a pilot. Students admitted to this intensive program will undertake ground school and flight training that can culminate in their first solo flight at the end of the academy!

See brochure for more information.   Visit vsg.odu.edu/pathwaysflightacademies

Applications closes January 25, 2019

Rappahannock Community College 2019 Spring Course Schedule

posted Nov 6, 2018, 10:12 AM by Terri Morrison

Course list for Spring 2019 classes at RCC's King George High School site are available to download here.   Fifteen week and eight week classes available.

2019 High School Diplomats Program

posted Oct 25, 2018, 5:12 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 5:22 AM ]

10-day Cultural Exchange program at Princeton University

July 25 - August 4, 2019


Open to current sophomores and junior high school students.  High School Diplomats (HSD) is a scholarship program that brings together high school students from the United States and Japan each summer through two parallel experiences.  HSD U.S. provides the opportunity for American and Japanese students to meet at Princeton University for ten days of cultural exchange.  HSD Japan allows American students who have successfully completed HSD U.S. to apply for a full scholarship to travel to Japan for a month the following summer.

For more information and to apply online at www.highschooldiplomats.com 

Deadline: January 9, 2019

Summer Residential Governor's Schools

posted Oct 16, 2018, 7:58 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 4:54 AM ]

Summer Residential Governor’s Schools provide gifted high school juniors and seniors with intensive educational experiences in visual and performing arts; humanities; mathematics, science, and technology; or through mentorships in marine science, medicine and health sciences, or engineering.

Each Summer Residential Governor’s School focuses on one special area of interest. Students live on a college or university campus for up to four weeks each summer. During this time, students are involved in classroom and laboratory work, field studies, research, individual and group projects and performances, and seminars with noted scholars, visiting artists, and other professionals. In the three mentorships, students are selected to work side-by-side with research scientists, physicians, and a variety of other professionals. A director and a student-life staff provide supervision of students 24 hours a day, throughout the program.

Student Nominations

Nominations may be made by teachers, school counselors, peers, or by the students themselves. A school or division selection committee chooses the nominees from each school or division and forwards the nominees to a state committee. Consideration is given to students’ academic records, test scores, extra-curricular activities, honors, and awards, creativity, original essays, and teacher recommendations. Students applying for the Visual and Performing Arts Summer Residential Governor’s School participate in a statewide adjudication where they audition or present portfolios for review before a pair of professionals in the specific arts field. Because of the limited number of residential placements available, not all students who are nominated by their schools can be accepted for participation.

2019 Academic Programs

  • Agriculture
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Science & Technology
  • Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Marine Science

More information about each program and application are available at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/

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