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Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP)

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer residential instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Sophomores and juniors in public, private, and home schools are eligible to be nominated in one of twenty areas. Students attend the program on the campus of Valdosta State University, in Valdosta, Georgia. 

Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully-funded by the Georgia General Assembly, and operates at no cost to the participant.

Local system nominees then go to statewide interviews/auditions in January and February, where this written evidence plus data gathered in the student interview/auditions are used to select finalists.  

2020 Georgia Governor's Honors Program
Congratulations to James Kemeriat for being named to the 2020 Governor's Honors Program.


2019 Georgia Governor’s Honors Program

Five Tift County High students have been selected as state semifinalists in The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP). 

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program. 


GHP offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

These students will interview with the GHP selection committee in February and finalists will be notified of their acceptance by March 30, 2018.  The Governor’s Honors Program will be held June 17 – July 14, 2018, at Berry College in Rome.


Pictured bottom row left to right – Madison Malcom, Rebecca Larger, Logan Owens

Back row left to right – Abbi Toews, Kirsten Flinn