Graphics of questions TGA students might seek to answer


Citizens of the 21st century must be prepared to deal with rapid change, complex local, national, and international issues; cultural and religious conflicts; and the increasing interdependence of nations in our global economy.

Developing a scientifically literate citizenry is a must in a democratic society, and the Tennessee Governor's Academy took a leadership role by recruiting some of Tennessee’s best students to become tomorrow’s decision-makers.

With college-level physics and calculus as a foundation for junior year, TGA managed a diverse curriculum designed to develop our students in all scholarly realms. Courses included:

  • Physics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I & II
  • Differential Equations
  • Matrix Algebra
  • Statistics
  • College Chemistry
  • College Biology
  • Literature III & IV
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government
  • Economics and the Modern World
  • Mandarin
  • Physical Education

Under the direction of UT’s nationally acclaimed College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, TGA's faculty brought strong credentials and experience to provide engaging, inquiry-based classes.

While students spent time in formal classroom settings, much of their education was outside of the classrom as they pursued fact-finding missions with researchers and faculty at UT, ORNL,and other historically and scientifically significant sites throughout Tennessee.   

With its small class sizes, dedicated staff, and cohort model, TGA provided its students with an excellent opportunity to truly learn. With housing on-site, students worked together to master skills outside the classroom and had direct access to teachers and staff for extra help.