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The GSSV academic program has been designed to assist participating school divisions as they meet the needs of a population of students whose learning levels are remarkably different from their age-level peers.

The Governor's School of Southside Virginia supports the Virginia Governor's School Program goal to utilize best practices in the field of gifted education and to present advanced content to able learners. The GSSV faculty has been selected based on advanced degrees, professional experience, and training. A visit to our classrooms would include the observation of differentiated instruction and curriculum design. The GSSV learning environment incorporates computers, robotics, and other current technology/laboratory activities. The students conduct in depth research and work with fellow students to develop special projects.