The Governor's School @ Innovation Park is a collaborative venture among Manassas City, Manassas Park City and Prince William County Public School systems, at Mason's Prince William Campus. The College of Science is the University partner with the Governor's School.
Students attend classes five days a week on Mason's Prince William Campus each morning, then return to their base high schools in the afternoon to complete the rest of their classes. They have dual enrollment at their high schools and at Mason. They will earn at least 12, and potentially up to 32 Mason credits. All courses are taught by experienced teachers from the Prince William County school system who underwent a vetting process to become affiliated with Mason.
The Governor's School has an environmental science theme, and students choose physics, chemistry, or biology as the science 'strand' for the two-year program, before graduating from high school with a Virginia advanced studies diploma.
The College of Science's Coordinator of the Governor's School, Reid Schwebach, is the liaison and contact for College of Science and other Mason faculty to collaborate with the school. College faculty are invited to mentor gifted students in authentic research experiences, and/or to give guest-lectures at the Governor's School.
The the Governor's School Advisory Committee includes Reid Schwebach and Amy Takayama-Perez in Admissions, John Schreifels in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Edward Otto in Biology, Mike Summers in Physics, Robert Sachs in Math, and Bob Jonas and Chris Jones in Environmental Science and Policy. Associate Dean Rick Diecchio is a member of the the Governor's School Executive Committee and helps oversee the Governor's School operations.
For further information about the Governor's School, please contact the Governor's School Coordinator, Reid Schwebach at email@example.com. Information is also available in an article about the the Governor's School curricula. The Prince William County Schools website for the Governor's School is: http://governor.schools.pwcs.edu/.