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 with the only required costs to the students being travel expenses to and from the interviews, a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.
GHP Strategic Planning Report
The Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) has been working with GOSA throughout the 2013-2014 school year to provide the agency with additional context about the Governor’s Honors Program and its impact in Georgia. The full report, entitled Planning for the Future: The Governor's Honors Program, can be found below under Related Files at the bottom of this page. Additionally, GOSA’s response to the recommendations and findings within the CVIOG strategic planning report can also be found below under Related Files.
2015 GHP Timeline
Please click here to access the 2015 GHP Timeline. The 2015 GHP Timeline can also be found below under Related Files.
GHP Volunteer/Employment Interest Form
Please access and complete the 2015 GHP Interest Form to receive important updates about volunteering to assist with GHP interview events and to learn about future GHP employment opportunities. For specific information, please click here to access the GHP Employment Opportunities webpage.
GHP 2015 Student Application
Please click here to access a pdf version of the GHP 2015 student application. For questions about the application, students should contact the local GHP school/district coordinator.
GHP 2015 Interview Information
Please click here to access the GHP 2015 interview information page. Each semi-finalist is strongly encouraged to carefully read the information and seek additional guidance from either the school/district GHP Coordinator or the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) program manager, Mr. Ricky Parmer at firstname.lastname@example.org.