Governor's Honors Program
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants.
High School sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible for nomination in one of twenty areas.
Teacher Nomination Form
Overview of Governor's Honors Program
Information of Sophomores
Sophomore year is an important year in the world of college admissions. It is the start of standardized testing and a good time to begin to think about where you might like to go to college and what you need to accomplish to make that a reality.
Here are some general guidelines:
- Review high school graduation requirements, college entrance requirements, and collegiate athletic requirements, if applicable, and make sure you are taking the proper courses.
- Take advantage of career interest inventories to determine possible career choices.
- If you are enrolled in advanced courses, consider taking an SAT Subject Test in those courses. Talk to your teachers about whether and when to take these tests.
- Work hard and get good grades. Your GPA is just one piece of the puzzle, but it is an important one.
- Continue to be involved in extracurricular activities and search out leadership roles. Continue volunteering.
- Continue documenting your activities, honors, and awards.
- Start to research colleges and universities and explore possible majors and careers on GACollege411. Start a calendar of important dates and deadlines.
- Visit colleges when they are in session and start to compare what you like and dislike about them.
- Start to look at financial aid information.
- Make your summer count. Find opportunities to study, volunteer, or explore an area of interest.