How to Establish a Governor's Health Sciences Academy
Developing and implementing a Governor's Health Sciences Academy involves extensive planning and discussions among the participating partners. Each proposed Academy must be reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and approved by the Virginia Board of Education. Partners should take this process into consideration when preparing a planning and implementation timeline. The links that follow will provide the outline for the process as well as technical assistance.
- Intent to Submit a Proposal (Word) (REVised 11/2020) – fax or email this form expressing your interest in establishing an academy.
- Establishing a Governor's Health Sciences Academy: A Guidance Document (Word) (REVised 11/2020) – This document outlines the process for establishing an academy, as well as provides the checklists that will be used to evaluate the proposal.
- Career Clusters in Virginia
Virginia has adopted the nationally accepted structure of career clusters, pathways and occupations.
- Workplace Readiness Skills
Virginia's Workplace Readiness Skills, identified by employers across the Commonwealth, are those competencies considered essential for success in the world of work.
Proposals for Governor's Health Sciences Academies to be approved by the Virginia Board of Education should be submitted at least eight months prior to the anticipated opening of an Academy.