CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – The West Virginia Department of Education has postponed the 2020 Governor’s Schools planned for this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The department organizes six residential academies each summer as part of their program to provide learning opportunities for students from grades 8th through 12th.
The programs take place at the Governor’s Schools at West Virginia college and university campuses and state facilities. West Virginia University and Marshall University have both announced they will cancel on-site courses and resort to online instruction only this summer, according to WVDE.
Both universities were scheduled to host several weeks of the Governor’s Schools at their Huntington and Morgantown campuses beginning June 14, 2020 through July 13, 2020.
The department plans to double the number of programs offered to make sure that those students selected this year will still be able to participate.
The 2020 Governor’s Schools include:
|The Governor’s Honors Academy||June 28 – July 11||Marshall University||Rising Seniors|
|Governor’s School for the Arts||June 14 – July 3||Marshall University||Rising juniors|
|Governor’s School for Entrepreneurship||June 21 – July 11||Marshall University||Rising freshmen|
|Governor’s STEM Institute||June 28 – July 11||Green Bank Observatory||Rising freshmen|
|Governor’s STEM Institute I||July 25 – July 3||West Virginia University||Rising 8th and 9th graders|
|Governor’s STEM Institute II||July 5 – July 13||West Virginia University||Rising 8th and 9th graders|
For more information and updates on the coronavirus in West Virginia, please visit coronavirus.wv.gov or wvde.us/COVID19.