Professional & Continuing Studies

Eight teenage Governor's School performers on stage


We are pleased to announce that the Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is returning in 2021. In accordance with safety measures being taken in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the one-week summer program that brings together academically and artistically talented Delaware high school students who have completed their sophomore year is being offered in an all-virtual, live format. Planning is underway to provide a dynamic and enriching experience for the selected students to participate from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection.

From 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., students will engage in either the academic program, consisting of discussions, lectures, debates and films revolving around a specific theme, or the visual and performing arts program, which provides tutorial instruction with a noted artist and culminates in a performance or public display of the students’ work. Students are nominated to participate in Governor’s School through their schools via a competitive application process.

Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence is sponsored by the Office of the Governor of the State of Delaware in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Education and the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies.

For updates on UD’s COVID-19 response, please see