816 S. Walter Reed Drive
Arlington, VA 22204
Fax: 703-228-5815
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Governors Academy

Governor's Career and Technical Academy Arlington (GCTAA)

The Governors Career and Technical Academy Arlington (GCTAA) is a joint project of Arlington Public Schools and Northern Virginia Community College that encourages Arlington Public Schools (APS) high school students to pursue Academy pathways and earn college credit while still in high school.  To learn more about the Governor's Academy, please contact Margaret Chung at 703.228.5730 or via email: margaret.chung@apsva.us.

GCTAA Handouts


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GCTAA Venn Diagrams:  Past, Present and Future
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GCTAA Innovation Structure
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Comparison of Virginia Commonwealth Diploma Types
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GCTAA Presentations

ACC Opportunities for Gifted Students
pdf of PowerPoint from 4-10-2010 preso


GCTAA "Stretch" Projects


Little Green House

Rolling "green" exhibit built by students in the Construction Trades

"Stretch" Projects Homepage



College Credit / Dual-Enrollmentcollege credit page of www.apsva.us/careercenter
Press Releases
Integrative STEM (I-STEM) Education


GCTAA Videos

Windows Media Player
Quicktime (iPod)
Browser (Explorer/
Firefox, etc.) version
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine visit to the GCTAA
News Channel 8 coverage
on Jan. 27, 2009 (2-mins. 22-secs.)
wmv (8 Mgs)
iPod (6 Mgs)
Flash (4 Mgs)
Bee Project
Example of a GCTAA "Stretch Project"
wmv (5 Mgs)
iPod (4 Mgs)
Flash (6 Mgs)
GCTAA Instructor
Jeff Elkner 1-min. statement to become
a "Google" Teacher
wmv (4mgs)
iPod (3 Mgs)
Flash (2.3 Mgs)
APS STEM "3 Voices"
Focus on 3 GCTAA students in STEM pathways for the APS "STEM Convocation," Mar. 3, 2008
wmv (20.3mgs)
iPod (16.6 Mgs)
Flash (10 Mgs)

* Both the Windows Media Player and Quicktime (iPod) versions may be downloaded to your local computer.  In order to download them, right click the links and choose "save link as" in the drop down menu.  The iPod version may then be transferred to your iPod, or any other device that plays mp4 files.


Last Modified on August 10, 2015