HIGH POINT, N.C., March 26, 2019 – Beginning this summer, High Point University has been selected to host the Governor’s School of North Carolina for intellectually gifted high school students.
The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a summer residential program that integrates academic disciplines, the arts and unique courses on two campuses in the state.
“This is a win-win relationship between a thriving institution and outstanding high school students in the state,” says HPU President Nido Qubein. “This is another opportunity the HPU family will have to prepare our younger generation for the world as it is going to be.”
Beginning June 16, HPU will welcome 350 high school seniors from across the state for five weeks. Seventy-five faculty and staff members will join them.
“We’re excited about this new chapter for Governor’s School,” says Lee Conner, president of the North Carolina Governor’s School Foundation. “High Point University will be a great location to renew the community of learning and intellectual inquiry that have defined Governor’s School for 55 years, and will continue to do so as it provides a life-changing experience to some of North Carolina’s most talented students.”
The move to HPU positions the Governor’s School for the growth necessary to meet the ever-increasing demand of the outstanding students in North Carolina’s K-12 education public and private schools.
“I am excited that the future of the Governor’s School is bright with a transition to one of the premier university campuses in the nation,” says Rep. Donny Lambeth, an HPU alumnus and recipient of the Legislative Champion Award from the N.C. Governor’s School Foundation.
Governor’s School East is located at Meredith College in Raleigh.
“The State Board is extremely appreciative of the legacy and foundation built over 55 years with Salem College, the original campus host of Governor’s School West,” says Alan Duncan, vice chair of the North Carolina State Board of Education. “We are excited about the new opportunity High Point University offers to this stellar program, as well as the continued support of our East campus host, Meredith College.”
The program is administered by the Public Schools of North Carolina, the State Board of Education and the Department of Public Instruction through the Exceptional Children Division. A Board of Governors, appointed by the State Board of Education, acts as an advisory body.