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September 2015
Information regarding the 2016 session of Governor’s School mailed to superintendents, headmasters of non-public schools, charter school directors, EC program directors, AIG coordinators, high school principals, high school counselors, and other Governor’s School contacts. General information and all necessary forms are posted on the Governor’s School website at Also, informational meetings will be held throughout the state in September and October, offering official presentations on this unique program.

November 13, 2015
All nominations must be submitted (postmarked) to:
Camilla Roberson, Special Assistant
Governor’s School
Exceptional Children Division
NC Department of Public Instruction
6356 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-6356

February 2016*
Governor’s School auditions in Art, Choral Music, Dance, Instrumental Music, and Theater to be held at Meredith College in Raleigh. All students who are nominated in these areas and who meet the eligibility requirements for Governor’s School will be notified individually and invited to audition.

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016 - Auditions in Instrumental Music, Theater and Visual Art only
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Auditions in Choral Music and Dance only

March 4, 2016
Notices of students selected to attend the 2016 session of Governor’s School are mailed to superintendents, headmasters of non-public schools, and directors of charter schools.

March 11, 2016
Letters of selection/non-selection are mailed to students.

April 8, 2016
Deadline for nominating schools/school systems to submit acceptance forms on selected students. Submission of an acceptance form obligates the school/school system to pay a non-refundable tuition of $500 per student. Details on tuition payment options and procedures have been sent to schools and school systems.

Sunday, June 19, 2016
Opening Day of the 2016 session of Governor’s School

Thursday, July 7, 2016

  • Parents’ Day
  • Break in session

Sunday, July 10, 2016
Return from break in session

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Closing Day of the 2016 session of Governor’s School