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The Pre-Governor’s School at Osbourn Park (PGS@OP) is a preparatory program through which students will experience an accelerated Mathematics and Science course sequence. Students will have an opportunity to develop technical writing capacity and meet several graduation requirements to prepare them for success should they attend GS@IP in their eleventh and twelfth grade year.


Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Specialty Program Nights. If you were unable to attend or want to review what was covered, you can check out the OPHS Specialty Program Night Powerpoint 2020.

Make sure your transfer application is submitted by February 1, 2021. 

Online PWCS Transfer Form

Application Instructions

The Pre-Governors School application will be submitted through Canvas this year. Please use the following self-enroll link to join the Canvas course - Join Pre-Governors School Application Canvas Course

Please visit the Specialty Program Webpage to complete the online transfer application. Make sure to select Pre-Governors School at OPHS as your first choice program if you want to be considered for selection. 

If you are a Private School or Homeschool student without access to Canvas, please email and we will send you an electronic copy of the application to complete.

Students must submit a complete application packet to include the following components:

A completed specialty program application form (available online through

  • In order to be considered for the program, students must select the Pre-Governors School program as their first choice program.

Information sheet describing the student’s interests in research and experimentation

  • You may list up to 3 activities and honors. Any more than this will not be reviewed by the committee.
  • Must be submitted through Canvas for all current PWCS students

Student Essay

  • Students, please make sure to read through the rubric provided so that you understand what the evaluation panel will be looking for when reading your short essay
  • The essay should be no longer than one-page typed
  • Must be submitted through Canvas for all current PWCS students

Two teacher recommendation forms.

  • These forms must be from your CURRENT math and science teachers.
  • These forms can be sent directly to Osbourn Park HS from the teachers to

Instructions for submitting the application.

  1. Any electronic files must be in either PDF or Word format. Pictures and .jpg files will not be accepted.
  2. Please makes sure that the candidate’s name is at the top of every page that is being submitted. Papers without a name will not be accepted.
  3. Teacher recommendations must be sent directly from the teacher or school. Teachers have the option of submitting the recommendations via the PWCS currier or via email.

Program Coordinator - Ben Henken

School Counselor - Nicole Raquedan

Contact us: or (703)365-6500