The Governor's Program for Gifted Children

GPGC 2023 | JUNE 4 – JULY 22

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2024 Applications and Information will be posted soon. The information below may become outdated. Please email us if you have any questions at this time at

Our application is a three step process. 

First, please read our letter to applicants which details our admissions criteria.

Then, fill out the application form online (applications are currently closed).

Finally, send to us by email:

  • The applicant’s Pupil Appraisal Form that identifies the student as gifted as well as the most current IEP. Applicants that are not identified as gifted by their parish or school should contact us for alternate methods of identification. Applicants from other states please send the equivalent information. Contact us if you have any questions.


  • The applicant’s grades from this school year and last year. An unofficial transcript or printout from your school’s website is sufficient.


  • Any test results that the applicant has that may impact their admission (LEAP, ACT, PSAT, etc.)


The email address to send this information to is:

Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information.

The Governor’s Program for Gifted Children strives to provide our community with the tools to embrace a changing and challenging world. To that end, we will engage all communities and under-represented populations. The GPGC will be inclusive of all—regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, marital status, military status, national origin, religion, sex, or sexual orientation—in admission of qualified students, employment, and participation in its educational programs, services, and activities.

One of the best parts of the program

for me was, for once, it allowed me to be one of the "normal" kids, instead of the "brainiac" nerd. I cherish that gift.

– George A., Alumnus