2015 Governor's Schools

Tennessee provides 12 summer programs for gifted and talented high school students.

These programs provide challenging and intensive learning experiences in the following disciplines: Arts, Humanities, International Studies, Engineering, Science, Prospective Teachers, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Business and IT Technology Leadership, Agricultural Science, Computational Physics, and Scientific Models and Data Analysis.


2015 Governor's School Applications Location
Agricultural Sciences UT Martin
Computational Physics Austin Peay State University
Emerging Technologies TN Technological University - Cookeville
Engineering UT Knoxville
Humanities UT Martin
Information Technology Leadership TN Technological University - Cookeville
International Studies University of Memphis
Prospective Teachers UT Chattanooga
Sciences UT Knoxville
Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage East Tennessee State University
Scientific Models and Data Analysis East Tennessee State University
Contact Information (all programs and campuses)

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the forms for the 2015 application for the Governor’s Schools be separated into individual files so that multiple people can work with their portion of the application at the same time?

We have separated the forms for the sciences application (the application used by all schools with the exception of the Governor’s School for the Arts). The following are the links for the individual files:

Note: Individuals with the free Adobe Reader (http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/) should be able to enter, save, edit, and transmit these forms.

In what manner should applications be transmitted to the individual Governor’s Schools?

All of the Governor’s Schools, with the exception of the Governor’s School for the Arts, prefer to receive the applications electronically. Please choose the means of transmission that you consider to be the most secure. To ensure greater security, please print the form, sign it, and scan it into a PDF file before sending the application. Contact information for each Governor’s School is available on page S of the application.

Please submit the paper application to the Governor’s School for the Arts.

What are the due dates for applications?

The application for the Governor’s School for the Arts is due Nov. 7, 2014.

The application for the Governor's School for the Agricultural Sciences must be postmarked by Dec. 1, 2014.

Applications for all other Governor’s Schools must be postmarked by Dec. 6, 2014. (All applications must be submitted by the school counselor or principal.)

Important: School counselors or principals frequently set an earlier due date for materials to be submitted to school counselors to allow them to complete and submit the application with required information to the individual Governor’s Schools.

Where can I find information on eligibility requirements and other information about the Governor’s School programs?

The applications for the Governor’s Schools contain information about student eligibility, program dates, application requirements, and answers to many other questions. Please refer to the application. It is important to review both the general information and the information for each school in which a student is interested in attending.

Last Update: October 9, 2014