Governor's Honors Program

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented 10th- and 11th-grade high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year.

Activities give each participant opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, lifelong learners. GHP is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to participants.

High school sophomores and juniors in public, private, and homeschools are eligible for nomination in one of twenty areas.

In July 2013, Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order transferring the administration of GHP from the Georgia Department of Education to the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, effective August 1, 2013.


Visit the GHP website.

Request to be nominated.

Get more info.

Watch a video - Coming Soon


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the Governor's Honors Program?

GHP is a four-week, summer residential program for intellectually and artistically gifted 10th and 11th graders.

How do I apply?

Contact your teachers in your area of interest. For example, if you love science and excel in that area, touch base with a teacher who has taught you science.

Can I nominate myself?

Yes! Go to this link to request to be nominated.

What is the deadline?

Nominations are due by October 1 each year.

When can I find more information about applying? 

Visit gosa.georgia.gov/application-resources.

Have other Georgia Cyber Academy students previously participated in this program? What was their experience?

Visit our blog (link coming soon)​ or contact Amy Morgan.