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GSA Application

GSA Application criteria:

  • Current 8th grader

  • Richmond City Resident

  • Strong career interest in Engeering or Health Science

  • Two teacher/counselor recommendations (preferably Math & Science)
  • Essays
  • Interview with GSA staff
  • Completion of Algebra I and Earth Science with a "C" or better (recommended)
  • Application submitted through Enroll RPS

RPS conducts an annual cycle of school applications for a variety of school and program types to meet the needs and interests of students and families. The Enroll RPS page connects current and prospective RPS families to critical information about RPS school offerings as well as the application and selection process.

All applications must be submitted via Enroll RPS (, our online portal for school applications and new student enrollment. 

Families will have until Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM to submit specialty and governor’s school applications.  No late applications will be accepted for specialty schools. While recommendation requests are due as a part of the overall application, recommenders will have until December 15, 2021 to submit their recommendations online.