Alabama Governor’s School

The Alabama Governor’s School is a summer residential honors program funded by Samford University, the State of Alabama and private sources. The program was established in 1987 as the Alabama Honors Academy at Samford University and patterned after Governor’s schools in North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia, Mississippi, and Kentucky. In January 1988, Governor Guy Hunt designated the Alabama Honors Academy as The Alabama Governor’s School. Thus, Alabama became the 24th state to have this nationally recognized school. The Alabama Governor’s School provides academic, creative, and leadership experiences for a limited number of rising high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional ability and achievement in their studies. Students must show high intellectual and creative potential.

  • Host: Samford University
  • Focus: Interdisplinary
  • Length: 13 days
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