Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science
|Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science|
|School type||Public school (government funded), Regional Magnet school|
|Campuses||Bowling Green, Virginia|
The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine Environmental Science (CBGS) is a public regional magnet high school. Its main building is located in Tappahannock, Virginia, directed by Dr. Terri Perkins.
According to the main site, "The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science provides a community of learners the opportunity to explore connections among the environment, math, science, and technology -- developing leaders who possess the research and technical skills, global perspective, and vision needed to address the challenges of a rapidly changing society."
Participating school systems
One of the 18 Virginia Governor's Schools, it draws students from 13 school districts divided among three sites:
Bowling Green Site
There are three sites linked to the Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School: Bowling Green site, located at the Caroline County School Board building; Glenns site, located at Rappahannock Community College's Glenns campus; and Warsaw Site, also located at Rappahannock Community College's Warsaw campus.
The sites generally remain separate, however there are occasional "all-site" days where students from all three sites are able to join collectively to perform an activity, often an educational field trip.
Students take a combination of the following courses:
To foster community improvement efforts, Governor’s School students are encouraged to complete 120 hours of community service by graduation. School clubs frequently participate in neighborhood projects. All community service and credits must be completed by graduation to be recognized and to receive the Community Service Award.