Appomattox Regional Governor’s School

for the arts & technology

512 W. Washington St, 23803 | P:804-722-0200 F:804-722-0201


Department Mission

  • Provide for the development of artistically, academically, and technologically gifted students.
  • Provide a rich blend of intellectual and aesthetic experiences in specially equipped classrooms, laboratories and studios.
  • Students will participate in apprenticeships, internships and mentorship experiences with practicing professionals in a variety of fields in the arts and technology.
  • Create a unique learning community, the school uses both the arts and technologies as vehicles for exploration, expression and creative problem solving.

Department Goals:

  • The curriculum is balanced and includes music, dance, drama/theater, creative writing, visual media, and technical arts.
  • The curriculum is skilled based, sequential, multicultural, interdisciplinary and rigorous.
  • The school is student-centered and guarantees access, equity success for all students while maintaining differentiated level of instruction for students with talent and motivation.

Department Achievements:

  • The ARGS Orchestra consistently earns Superior ratings at VBODA District 3 Orchestra Assessments
  • The ARGS Concert Choir and Treble Ensemble consistently earn Excellent to Superior ratings at the District 3 Choral Assessments
  • Pieces of the Puzzle, the advanced Jazz Essemble placed in the top three bands at Berklee College Jazz Festival, including two vocalist ranked in the top ten nationally
  • ARGS choral students consistently earn placements in VCDA District Choirs, and ALL-VA Chorus
  • ARGS instrumental students consistently place in Central Regional Orchestra, District Band, and All-VA Band
  • ARGS Music Department provides cultural outreach to several community partners in the Tri-Cities Area
  • ARGS Music students consistently win scholarships in the Omega Phi Psi annual Talent Hunt
Music Teachers
 user Paul Lindsay Orchestra S, Orchestra Interim S, Advanced Orchestra I S, II S, Orchestra W, Orchestra Interim W, Advanced Orchestra I W, II W,  Music Theory
 user Phillip Humphreys Music Recording Tech. I, II
 user Margaret Storti Applied Voice I, II, III, Concert Choir I, II, III, IV, Advanced Treble Ensemble
 user Dr. Pamela James Piano (non-majors), Piano Masters I, II, III, IV, Music History, Audition Prep

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