NDSU
North Dakota State University, Fargo, N.D.

FAQ

What is Governor's School?

The North Dakota Governor's School in Science, Mathematics, Information Technology, English, and Performing/Visula Arts is a summer residential program for students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school. If you have above average abilities and special aptitude and interest in science or mathematics, the Governor's School would like to hear from you.


Where and when will the 2011 Governor's School be conducted?

The Governor's School will be held on the North Dakota State University (NDSU) campus in Fargo, ND from June 5 to July 16, 2011.


Where do I live while at Governor's School?

If you are chosen to attend the Governor's School, you'll live in student residence halls on the NDSU campus and eat your meals in the student dining hall. Resident assistants help with the supervision of the student residence halls.


What is the cost of the program?

The Governor's School is free to students. You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from home, as well as for personal expenses such as snacks and laundry.


How do I know if I should apply?

You should apply if you ...
are a North Dakota high school student now in either the sophomore or junior year.
are self-motivated and mature.
are able to manage your own time.
think that learning is exciting.
take responsibility for learning.
are willing to attend the full six weeks of the program and participate in all the activities.
feel you would personally benefit from the program.


How do I apply?

Application materials are available from your guidance counselor, science or mathematics teacher, or your principal. The application deadline is February 15, 2011 for visual arts applications, and February 15, 2011 for math, science and business. Students will be notified in early March if selected.


What is included in the application packet?

The application packet includes:
a personal data form to be completed by you.
teacher recommendation forms.
a counselor/principal recommendation form.


What can I expect during my stay at NDSU?

The Governor's School is concentrated and intensive. Classes and activities, including recreational programs, are scheduled throughout the six-week period, including weekends. You'll be required to take part in all Governor's School programs and field trips. However, you will be able to return home for a mid-session break over the 4th of July holiday.


How is my time structured?

You'll take part in either math, science, information technology, English, or visual arts/performing arts activities for part of each day. Plus, you'll attend classes to help develop your ability to think creatively and critically. In addition, there are organized recreational and fine arts activities in the evenings and on weekends.


Who teaches at Governor's School?

Governor's School faculty members include NDSU science and mathematics professors, as well as specially selected high school teachers or area professionals.


What will be expected of me as a Governor's School student?

Each Governor's School student is required to actively participate in all scheduled classes, discussion groups, labs and other activities. In addition, you'll be required to complete assignments, which may include journals, reading, research or class projects. You'll also be expected to follow the rules and regulations of the Governor's School.


How do I get additional information?

North Dakota State University
ND Governor's Schools 2010
FLC 314, Dept. 2780
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Attention: Lonnie Hass
Phone: (701)231-6727