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Governor’s School is open to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in the counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Dickenson, and the City of Norton, who have a 3.0 GPA or higher.


The two-week program, held annually on MECC’s campus in June, features a variety of hands-on activities in one of several subject areas selected by the student. Students spend time in the field, in labs, on tours, and in the classroom with the faculty of Mountain Empire Community College, receiving six college credit hours – tuition free.

Interested individuals should contact the Governor’s School Coordinator at 276.523.2400, ext. 307 or ext. 363. To apply, visit To view the 2020 Governor’s School offerings, click here:  2020 Governor’s School Brochure.