The 2003 Texas Legislature established the "Texas Governor's School".
The purpose of this program is to provide a rich and challenging academic experience in Science and Technology for advanced high school students. This program is generously supported by the University of North Texas.
TGS Furloughed for 2013
As the TGS Director I am truly saddened that we must do this but we have been unable to secure enough funding to have the TGS program in June 2013. Because there are some possibilities for future funding like private foundations and an endowment from private donors we are not ready to close the doors for good. To allow us to adequately find funding for the foreseeable future we will take a year furlough of TGS. While I cannot promise that in a year the situation will be different, I feel that we have a good chance, especially if the economy continues to improve. It is my goal to start up again with a funding stream that is viable for many years to come.
Our Administrative Coordinator, Anne Middleton, will continue in the TGS office so that we can manage all of the support functions and to answer questions from future students. That phone number is 940-369-8918.
We thank you for your continued support and look forward to a bright future for TGS!
Dr. Richard F. Reidy, Director
Tech Titans Recognition
From left to right: Kelly Born, Student Life Director; Christina Dearman, Curriculum Coordinator; JC Chiao, TGS faculty member and UTA faculty member; Rick Reidy, TGS Director; Anne Middleton, TGS Administrative Coordinator
The Metroplex Technology Business Council presented the first Tech Titans awards in 2001 at gala ceremonies at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas. From that modest beginning of six award presentations, Tech Titans has grown to become the largest annual event honoring achievement and innovation in the technology industry in North Texas. Awards are now presented in ten categories along with the Tech Titans of the Future Scholarship Awards for both the university and high school levels.
This program recognizes world-class talent, innovation and leadership in the North Texas technology industry. Companies large and small, individual contributors and even rising young stars will be recognized for their cutting-edge innovations that have shaped the tech industry.
TGS Staff and Faculty member JC Chiao at the Tech Titans Award Gala in August 2011. Our TGS program was a finalist in the category of Tech Titan of the Future-University Level which recognizes educational institutions that encourage/support students to choose technology and engineering as career paths. Dr. Chiao, TGS Nanotechnology teacher and UTA faculty member, was the winner in the Technology Innovator category. Congratulations to both Dr. Chiao and Dr. Reidy, Director of the TGS program at UNT.
The Texas Governor's School is a free (except for transportation to and from, and personal expenses) three week intensive summer educational program, open to all qualified resident Texas students who have completed 10th grade, regardless of race, ethnicity, income or background, from all across the state of Texas. Student applicants will be drawn in the same proportion as their regional ESC districts. This program will focus on enriching and developing a student's abilities in science and technology as well as exploring the impacts of these fields on past, present, and future societies including ethics, history, and the arts.
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The Texas Governor's School is a residential summer program; students are housed in dormitories on the University of North Texas main campus in Denton.
The TGS is a three-week, residential program for rising Texas 11th graders (students who have just completed 10th grade). Participants will be selected (50% male/ 50% female) in proportion to the number of students in each of the
20 Educational Service Center districts.
There is no cost for the program, other than travel to and from Denton, and personal expenses. Tuition, housing, entertainment and meals will be covered in the program. Snacks and personal items must be provided by the students.
While the courses offerings are not for credit, participants will be exposed to a range of topics in the sciences and in their impact on society. Students will also take courses to enhance their writing skills and to develop college preparation plans. Students will enjoy a variety of activities, as well as supervised social opportunities with their peers.
How do I apply?
No applications are being taken at this time.
Questions may be directed to Anne Middleton, Administrative Coordinator of the Texas Governor's School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit our FAQ page for more information, or ask us on Facebook.
Thank you to all those who made the 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 programs a success! To view photos and videos from 2011, click here.