Governor’s Honors Program
The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.
GHP is held in mid-summer (mid-June to mid-July) as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Meals and rooms are provided by the program with the only required and expected costs to the students being travel expenses to and from the interviews, a few basic supplies for classes and dorm rooms, and spending money as desired during the program.
GHP Educator Fellowship
In summer 2019, the Innovation Fund Foundation invested in the the Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) Educator Fellowship. The GHP Educator Fellowship is an opportunity for public school educators to gain additional insight into GHP to support student matriculation and success in the summer residential program. The pilot cohort targeted school districts in geographical areas of the state that did not nominate students in the last GHP application cycle. These districts and areas of the state are highlighted on the map below.
GHP Alumni Resources
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement is working to build an extensive alumni database in order to better inform alumni and develop opportunities for alumni engagement. GOSA invites all alumni of the Governor's Honors Program (GHP) to update their contact information.