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Rigorous Academics




The Mountain Vista Governor's School provides an alternate learning opportunity that is differentiated from the regular high school program by:
    1. Providing a college-level program designed to meet the unique needs of academically talented and highly motivated learners.
    2. Creating a regional community of learners.
    3. Providing a uniquely designed integrated science, mathematics, humanities, and research curriculum.
    4. Providing extensive research and real-world application opportunities.
    5. Using technology-enhanced instruction for delivery of instruction, data collection/analysis/ processing, and effective communication of information/solutions.
    6. Focusing on community-based instruction through the themes of engineering, medicine, environment, agribusiness, and animal sciences.
    7. Providing a specially designed program that enables college-bound students to:
a. be challenged with college-level content;
b. experience college-level research expectations, language, and procedures;
c. develop learner-centered skills needed by a self-reliant, life-long learner;
d. earn college credits in math, science, humanities, and research;
e. develop a two-year portfolio for the college application process;
f. relate core knowledge to real-world application skills;
g. interact with experts in the career area of their choice.
    8. Developing leadership potential by exploring and applying intellectual ideas through research and public action.
    9. Providing a half-day program that enables students to continue to be involved in the academic, social, and extracurricular opportunities of their base schools.


Physics/Engineering Program


10th Grade
Math - MVGS Math Analysis
Science - MVGS Collegiate Chemistry
Humanities - MVGS Humanities 10: The Power of Thought/English 10br> Research - MVGS Research 1: Introduction to Research

11th Grade
Math - MVGS Calculus 1
Science - MVGS Physics 1: Mechanics
Humanities - MVGS Humanities 11: The Search for Identity/English 11
Elective and MVGS Research 2: Application *

12th Grade
Math - MVGS Calculus 2/3: Multivariable
Science - MVGS Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism
Humanities - MVGS Humanities 12: Political Philosophy and US Government
Elective and MVGS Capstone Thesis *


Biology/Life Science Program


10th Grade
Math - MVGS Math Analysis
Science - MVGS Collegiate Chemistry
Humanities - MVGS Humanities 10: The Power of Thought/English 10
Research - MVGS Research 1: Introduction to Research

11th Grade
Math - MVGS Statistics
Science - MVGS Biology 1: Collegiate Biology
Humanities - MVGS Humanities 11: The Search for Identity/English 11
Elective and MVGS Research 2: Application *

12th Grade
Math - Math – MVGS Calculus 1
Science - Science - MVGS Biology 2: Advanced Topics
Humanities - Humanities - MVGS Humanities 12: Political Philosophy and US Government
Elective and MVGS Capstone Thesis *

*Electives include MVGS Computer Science 1 and 2, MVGS Psychology and MVGS Economics.