What is SWVGS?



SWVGS is an Academic Year Governor's School established to provide an accelerated and enriched science and mathematics learning environment of exceptional quality for gifted, bright, high-achieving students from across Southwest Virginia. SWVGS is a public school located at 100 Northwood Drive, Pulaski, VA, and currently serves students from the Counties of Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Smyth, and Wythe, as well as the cities of Galax and Radford.

Why should I apply to SWVGS?


If you:


  • are making A's with little effort
  • want to cover material at a faster pace
  • would like to have time to investigate ideas
  • would like to take rigorous science and math classes
  • want to be in a school that celebrates academic achievement and celebrates talented students just as much as talented athletes
  • want to choose courses that go beyond graduation requirements
  • want the experience of completing an independent, advanced scientific research project
  • want to optimize your learning opportunities
  • want to attend a school filled with friends who have similar interests and goals
  • are looking for an academic challenge
  • are ready to take college classes
  • then you should apply to SWVGS.



    Other frequently asked questions are answered here.