Regional Academic-Year Governor's Schools

In addition to specialty programs, students may apply to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology located in Fairfax, or for The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park, a two-year program for selected high school juniors developed by PWCS, Manassas City, and Manassas Park Public School Divisions in cooperation with George Mason University. The program is located on George Mason University’s Science and Technology Campus.

The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park

Governor's School at Innovation Park logoThe Governor’s School @ Innovation Park (GS@IP) is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) initiative. The instructional design of the program integrates strands in biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering with mathematics, technology, and with laboratory research. Learning experiences focus on real-world research with mentorship opportunities in business, industry, government, and university settings.

Students must have completed algebra II/trigonometry and both biology and chemistry by the end of the tenth grade in order to apply. In addition to meetings at GS@IP itself, information meetings will be held in each school.

Rising juniors are eligible to apply for the program. Interested students can learn more about the application process on GS@IP website 

GS@IP Application 2022-23 (print only)

Information Session Recording (passcode: ZPcgb5^8)

Dr. Jason Calhoun, Director

The Governor’s School @ Innovation Park
Science and Technology Campus of George Mason University
10900 University Boulevard, Manassas, VA 20110-2203


Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

TJHSST logoThe Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, a Regional Governor’s School, accepts Prince William County students into its four-year program through an application and testing process.

Interested students should ask a designated middle school counselor for an information packet. Students must complete Algebra 1 by the end of eighth grade or receive written authorization to apply to Thomas Jefferson from the Admissions Director.

TJ Information Video

Additional information is available through the Thomas Jefferson Admissions Office website or at 571-423-3770

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312