Applications are now available for the Summer Residential Governor’s Schools. These programs are run by the Commonwealth to provide opportunities for gifted high school students to explore professional and university environments through mentorships and academic enrichment. Information and applications can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/governors_school_programs/summer_residential/index.shtml apply for academic, mentorship programs and visual and performing arts and http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/foreign_language/language_academies/index.shtml for the foreign language academies. Students interested in the foreign language academies or in the visual and performance arts programs should speak directly to their language or fine arts teacher ASAP. Questions about the programs or application process can be addressed to Joy Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 354-6800, ext. 3220.