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The Commonwealth Governor's School LogoBased on a school-within-a-school model, the half-day program at The Commonwealth Governor’s School utilizes real-time interactive audio/visual technology, field trips, and team teaching to create a regional community of learners.

Students from Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford school divisions are offered a rigorous program of study while interacting with other talented students in the region.

Students from participating high schools travel to one of the six Commonwealth Governor’s School sites: Colonial Forge High School, North Stafford High School, Stafford High School, Spotsylvania High School,  Riverbend High School, and King George High School.

The Commonwealth Governor’s School curriculum is designed to challenge students in four major academic content areas, through problem-based instruction appropriate for gifted and highly motivated learners and to focus on the community issues of environment, development, and service.

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CGS News

February 8, 7:00 p.m., CGS PTO Meeting, Central Rappahannock Regional Library, Room 2
February 18, 4:00 p.m., CGS Governing Board Meeting, Spotsylvania School Board Office, Conf Rm E
March 3, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., CGS PTO College Forum, University of Mary Washington, Dodd Auditorium
March 12, 7:00 - 11:30 p.m., CGS PTO Snowball, Eagles Lodge, Stafford

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View video interviews with six CGS students. In the course of the interviews, these incredible students share first hand experiences as a Commonwealth Governor's School student.

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The Commonwealth Governor's School
Regional Administrative Office
12301 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22407
Telephone: (540) 548-1278
Fax: (540) 548-1736