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 from spanning the fifty years and provided a strong foundation for the future of the program.
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.
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.
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 Bradley Chester at email@example.com.