- Last Updated on Friday, 04 October 2013 19:42
The National Conference of Governor’s Schools (NGoGS) is the national organization of summer residential governor’s school programs.
Summer residential governor’s schools offer gifted and high-achieving secondary (and sometimes middle-school) students an enrichment program that addresses three areas of student development—academic or artistic (often called Area 1), interdisciplinary (often called Area 2) and social and emotional (often called Area 3). The purpose of governor’s schools is to provide a constructive residential learning environment for gifted students to explore their considerable potential.
Governor’s school programs vary widely from state to state. Funding sources differ, state oversight varies among departments and public-private partnerships, nomination and selection procedures vary, and implementation strategies range as widely as the host institutions of each program.
What unites these programs is dedication to meeting the academic, artistic, and social and emotional needs to gifted, talented, and high achieving youth. The National Conference of Governor’s School exists to unite these disparate programs among many different states in this common purpose.
- Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 14:31
The Alabama Governor's School and Samford University are hosting the 2015 NCoGS annual meeting October 8-10. Besides having dinner with the University President and First Lady at their lovely home, we will have dynamic presentations and a visit tothe Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. George Keller, our host, promises that we will also have access to some of the best barbecue in the whole country.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS
October 8 - 10, 2015
Registration Fees and Membership Dues:
On or before September 25, 2015:
$175 (plus dues)
Thursday, October 8
Dinner at the Fish Market.
Dinner at President and Mrs. Andy Westmoreland’s home
Tour of Birmingham Civil Rights Institute .**
**Note: requires at least 25 people for discounted rate
The address is: 2731 US Highway 280 South Birmingham, AL 35223
The phone number is: 205-870-7822
To get the discounted rate at the hotel for the conference, please register here.
Please note that the rooms will be held until September 25.
The rate is $99.00 per person plus taxes. Breakfast is included in the price.
The hotel web site is: The Hampton Inn.
Information about car rental available at (or near) the Birmingham Airport can be found here.
Taxi/shuttle service is available to both hotels for about $25 one way.
If you wish to pay with a check:
Print a copy of our reservation form by clicking, here and mail it to us along with your check to:
Dr. George Keller
Alabama Governor's School
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-3742
To pay with a debit or credit card, please choose the appropriate icon below:
The University of Pittsburgh Health Care Scholars Academy and Karen Narkevic hosted an outstanding conference October 8-10, 2015. You can see several photographs on the NCoGS Facebook page.