Welcome to GHP!

You have reached the residential web page for GHP 2006. Content on this site was designed and produced by GHP 2006 Computer Minor Students, with the assistance of the 2006 GHP Computers instructional staff.

To view the official Georgia Department of Education GHP Web Page, please visit:

  • GHP Official Web Page
  • GHP is a six-week summer instructional program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities are designed to provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become independent, lifelong learners. Both rising juniors and seniors in Georgia's public and private high schools may be nominated for the program by their teachers and counselors. Students attend the program on the campus of Valdosta State University in Valdosta.

    GHP is a great opportunity for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors to

    • spend six weeks of study on a college campus
    • obtain instruction by outstanding instructors
    • study their academic/ artistic field of interest
    • enhance interpersonal skills through peer living

    Student Selection

    Students are nominated in a specific instructional area in which their abilities, aptitudes, and interest lie. Each school system or private school is assigned a nomination quota based on the average daily attendance of its 10th and 11th grades.

    Transcripts of grades and records, nomination forms, endorsements and other pertinent information are submitted to substantiate the nominations. Local nominees are then sent to statewide screening interviews/auditions.

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    Class Schedule

    The following a typical GHP student's schedule:

    Breakfast: 1 hour
    Major area: 4 hours
    Lunch: 1 hour
    Minor area: 2 1/2 hours
    Interest Area: 1 1/2 hours
    Dinner: 1 hour
    Evening activities: 4 hours

    Extracurricular Activities

    Students also select a minor area outside their major area of study. These include all the major instructional areas as well as additional offerings which reflect the interests and abilities of the instructional staff. All performing groups are open to the entire student body. Orchestra, band, chorus and theatre and theatre productions include representatives from all major areas.

    About This Site

    The GHP Website is a collaboration between students and faculty. The content is student-driven, however. Students in the computer minor learn web-design through lectures and exploratory exercises. The culminating project is manifest in the pages that follow.


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