Governor’s School

COLUMBUS, Miss. – About 75 high school scholars from across the state are on the campus of Mississippi University for Women for the annual Mississippi Governor’s School residential honors program.

 The program, which started June 3, will run through Saturday, June 16. This year’s theme is “Expressing Your Personal Voice in a Time of Global Conflict.”

Each summer, MGS brings together high potential learners from across the state of Mississippi for a two-week residential collegiate experience that blends cultural, academic, social and recreational components into a rich and natural learning environment.

One feature that distinguishes the governor's school model from traditional models of learning is the emphasis on the interaction between formal and informal learning which often results in more autonomous and self-reflective learners.

The community of interaction created by the MGS program inspires the love of learning, discovery of self and the desire to use gifts and talents to improve society.

The curriculum for the MGS is developed each year based on course proposals submitted by university faculty and other educators from Mississippi and other states.

Using humanities, the arts, science and mathematics and their interrelatedness as a forum, major courses examine the relationships between the application of knowledge and the social, economic, political, environmental, cultural and educational issues facing a changing world.

Past interest area course topics include scuba diving, photography, chorale, sports business and culinary arts.

MGS was established in 1981 at The W by the administration and faculty and by Gov. William F. Winter. Since its establishment, the MGS has provided approximately 3,500 students from across the state with a high quality educational experience that has challenged them to grow as individuals.

June 4, 2018

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