Governor’s Honors Program (GHP)
Governor’s Honors Program (GHP)

Dr. Andrew Kutscher
Supervisor, ALP

Angela Wilson
Consultant K-12

Tracy Matthews
Consultant K-12

Ruth Leddin

The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer residential 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. The state level Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) Interview Event is by invitation only for state semi-finalists. The selection process begins with local school competitions in early fall.


  • Students interview at the local school level
  • Selected students interview at the system (county) level
  • County ‘winners’ complete the state application process
  • The state selects semi-finalists
  • Semi-finalists interviewed by state
  • State names finalists

Cobb’s county level interview process is similar to the state GHP interview system and provides only one date and one format for county level interviews. The date for county level interviews is set several months before county level interviews. The interview process may vary based on the area of major study.

GHP Timeline for 2017-2018

  • School Based Interview Competition
  • November 2
    • Academic County Level Interview Competition
    • CTAE County Level Interviews
  • November 6
    • Fine Arts County Level Interviews and Auditions
  • Late January/ Early February: State Level Interviews (Please do not schedule to take the SAT or ACT on the state interview date if there is a possibility you will advance to the state level GHP competition)
  • Specific information will be sent to each high school once the state releases their timeline.

Please contact your local high school for more information regarding the GHP interview process.

Visit the State Governor’s Honors Program Website

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