Three Thomasville High Scholars Academy students have been nominated for the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) Governor's Honors Program to represent Thomasville City Schools: Sydney Deutsch, Mathematics; Clara Clifton, Latin; and Ellie Griffin, Drama Although being nominated by the school is an honor in itself, these three nominees will still go through a rigorous application process throughout the school year in hopes of becoming finalists and eventual participants in the prestigious program.
According to the GOSA, 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.