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The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School (CBGS) for Marine and Environmental Science serves gifted and high-ability students from fourteen school divisions in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions of Virginia. A prime location for teaching marine science, students travel to CBGS from their home schools and spend a half of the day engaged in a rigorous science and mathematics curriculum.

The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine and Environmental Science currently serves 265 students in grades 10-12. Students attend one of three CBGS sites.
    1. Bowling Green (old Caroline High School): Caroline, King George, and King William Counties
    2. Rappahannock Community College - Glenns Campus: Gloucester, King and Queen, Mathews, Middlesex , and New Kent Counties
    3. Rappahannock Community College - Warsaw Campus: Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties; Town of Colonial Beach
Students apply for admission to CBGS through each school division in the spring of their freshman year. The selection committees review standardized test scores, academic achievement, and demonstrated interest in science and mathematics. Student selection is determined by each participating school division.