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Governor's Honors Program

The 2014 GHP Finalist List is now available. Click here to access the GHP Finalist and Alternate Results page for lists by subject area.

For questions about this summer, please see the GHP FAQ document.

Congratulations to all students who were nominated for the Governor's Honors Program. Only 1% of sophomores and juniors in the state of Georgia are nominated to the state level for the Program.
If you have any questions, please contact your local GHP system coordinator. With any remaining questions, please email both Amechi Okoh at and Marlo Mong at


Information on GHP honor cords for GHP Alumni Only

GHP honor cords are now available for purchase from either Herff Jones, Inc. or Jostens, Inc. for recent GHP alumni who are graduating seniors.  The 2014 GHP graduation honor cord order form for both vendors can be found in the attachment section located at the bottom of this page.  

In 2013, the GHP Alumni Association offered recent GHP alumni GHP graduation honor cords for the first time.  The colors of the cord were selected to be a reminder for our alumni of their life-changing experiences at GHP.

  • SILVER is for the value of the learning experience at GHP,

  • BLUE is for the loyalty of GHP alumni to the program and to each other, and

  • BLACK is for the lifelong nostalgia for the program.

General GHP Information

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. 

Activities provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners.  The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants. 

High School sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of twenty areas.

In July 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order transferring the administration of the Governor's Honors Program from the Georgia Department of Education to the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, effective August 1, 2013. As this transition occurs, GOSA will post more information about 2014 Governor's Honors Program during late summer and fall 2013.

50th Anniversary of the Governor's Honors Program

This year marks the 50th anniversary of GHP. Gov. Deal and the First Lady hosted a gala on October 19, 2013 at the Governor's Mansion. The event celebrated the program's history with alumni spanning the fifty years and provided a strong foundation for the future of the program.

For pictures from the 50th anniversary gala, click here.

For a video from the gala with alumni interviews on the importance of GHP in their lives, click here.

Alumni Database

Gov. Nathan Deal, in conjunction with the Office of Student Achievement, invites all alumni of the Governor's Honors Program (GHP) to update their contact information.  GOSA is working to build an extensive alumni database in order to better inform alumni and develop opportunities for alumni engagement. If you are a GHP alumna or alumnus, please click this link to update your contact information.

Stakeholder Database

GOSA also invites all GHP parents, staff, former staff, donors, volunteers, or other stakeholders to share their contact information to receive updates on the program. If you are a GHP stakeholder, please click this link to provide your contact information.

*Please do not fill this form out if you are already registered as an alum.

GHP Coordinators

If you are a GHP district or private school coordinator, please click here for the GHP Coordinator page to access the online student nomination form and other important information.  The coordinators page is for coordinators ONLY and is password protected to ensure the security of student nominee information.  If you are a coordinator and do not have access, please email Amechi Okoh at

NOTE: If you are a GHP coordinator but have not provided GOSA with your contact information, please fill out one of the following forms. Please do not fill it out if you have already done so or if you are not sure that you are your school/system's designee.
The 2014 GHP Calendar is available below.