About Us

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The Governor's School of Southside Virginia (GSSV) is a half-day academic year program for gifted and highly motivated juniors and seniors in Southside Virginia. GSSV offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum in science, math, English, and research courses. Leadership skills are developed and community service projects are encouraged. Admission to GSSV is based on a competitive selection process.

GSSV is a collaborative effort of ten school divisions spread across 4,000 square miles of Southside Virginia. It is ONE school with two campuses: Keysville Site - John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College; and Alberta Site - Christanna Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Teachers from each site meet together on a regular basis to exchange and share ideas. Opportunities are provided for students from the different sites to interact during the school year.

The mission of The Governor’s School of Southside Virginia is to provide gifted, highly motivated juniors and seniors a challenging, interdisciplinary program of studies that develops leaders who possess the skills, global perspective, and vision needed to address the challenges of a rapidly changing society.