Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology

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Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Address
100 Northwood Drive
Pulaski, Virginia 24301
 United States
Coordinates37°3′31.9″N 80°46′45.9″W / 37.058861°N 80.779417°W / 37.058861; -80.779417Coordinates: 37°3′31.9″N 80°46′45.9″W / 37.058861°N 80.779417°W / 37.058861; -80.779417
Information
School typePublic school (government funded), Magnet school
MottoSetting the pace for excellence in Southwest Virginia.
Established1990
DirectorRebecca Phillips
Grades11-12
Enrollment152
Color(s)Blue, White, Gold               
Website

The Southwest Virginia Governor's School for Science, Mathematics, and Technology is one of Virginia's 18 state-initiated magnet Governor's Schools. It is a part-time school where 11th and 12th grade students take advanced classes in the morning (receiving their remaining classes from their home high school.)

The school utilizes the combined resources of the participating school divisions to provide programs which facilitate the acquisition of scientific and technical knowledge through laboratory investigation and research. Students attend the Governor's School for half a day to take science, math, and research classes before returning to their neighborhood high schools. While all classes in the program satisfy high school requirements, they all count for college credit too.

The program's approach combines traditional classroom and laboratory training with specialized experiences such as visits from successful scientists and universities, unique internships, and various field research.

Faculty[edit]

Name Position Degree
Mrs. Rebecca Phillips Director, Biology Instructor Masters of Science, Biology
Mrs. Sherry Pugh Assistant Director, Mathematics Instructor Masters of Science, Mathematics
Dr. Matthew Frazier Physics and Astronomy Instructor Doctors of Science, Physics
Ms. Catherine Spachmann Anatomy Instructor Masters of Science, Anatomy and Physiology
Mr. Jared Brown Chemistry Instructor Masters of Science, Chemistry
Dr. John Jaroma Mathematic Instructor Doctors of Science, Mathematics
Mr. Greg Riffe Mathematics Instructor Masters of Science, Mathematics
Mrs. Megan Arnold Guidance Counselor
Mrs. Heather Lowe Mathematics instructor Masters in Science, Mathematics

Participating school systems[edit]

Offered courses[edit]

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