• 2024 Summer SOAR program begins Monday, June 10 2024 at Giles High School.
    More information can be found one the SOAR Flyer.

    SOAR 2024 Bus Routes & Times:
  • Summer Exploration 2024
    Summer Exploration Information

    Students that register should have already been tested and/or placed to receive gifted services for Academic or Art ability.

    Grades Kg- 8th
    All sessions will be held at Giles High School, Pearisburg, VA.
    Summer Exploration will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the following dates:
    Monday June 17th – Friday June 21st
    (June 19th is a holiday and GCPS will be closed)

    Registration Link

    Contact:  (540) 921-1421 or [email protected]
  • Giles County Schools will host a two week stem camp for rising 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th graders.
    The camp is designed through Apple Education products and offers an opportunity for middle school students to code and develop an app prototype. There are limited spaces available due to equipment that must be used for the curriculum of the camp.
    Once slots are filled the registration link will no longer accept registrations. GCPS teachers have been involved in training this spring to prepare for this exciting opportunity. Students that participate in the camp will compete for an opportunity to showcase their app prototype at UVA Wise with other regional school district camp winners on July 25th at the David J. Prior Convocation center. The regional winner will work with coding professionals from Apple Education to make their prototype into a real App.
    More information can be found on the flyer.


    The camp will be held at Giles High School

    9:00 am – 2:00 pm

    June 24th – June 27th                 

    No school Friday June 28th          

    July 1st – July 3rd

    No School July 4th  (Holiday)

    Lunch will be provided every day free of charge.  Due to the number of students expected, if your child wishes to pack, we cannot refrigerate lunches.  Transportation will be furnished via central routes.  Please indicate on the registration link if transportation is needed.

  • School is out, summer meals are in! Giles County Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided, on a first come, first serve basis, at the site and times listed below. Children must remain onsite while consuming their meals.
    Giles High School will serve breakfast and lunch on the following days and times:

    1) June 10,11,12, and 13
    2) June 17,18,20, and 21 (June 19th is a Holiday)
    3) June 24,25,26, and 27
    4) July 1,2,3,and 5 (July 4th is a Holiday)

    GCPS Summer Feeding Bus Routes

    Breakfast will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
    Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

    More information can be found at the following links:
    Summer Nutrition Program Information
    Breakfast Menu
    June Lunch Menu
    July Lunch Menu

  • 2024-2025 School Calendar

  • Giles County Public Schools has announced its policy for providing free meals to all served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. All Schools in the division will be participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) as implemented under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. More information, and the released statement, can be viewed here.
  • School divisions must periodically review,and update as necessary, local plans for the safe return to in-person instruction and continuity of services as required for receiving ARP Act ESSER Formula Funds. Please see our current plan: Updated June 1, 2023.
  • CRA has been working on completing a Facilities Study for GCPS. This was updated as of 12/24/22. The updated copy of that divisionwide study can be found here
  • Per VDOE Guidelines, school divisions are required to make their updated ARP ESSER spending plan available. This plan can be reviewed here
  • Giles County students interested in receiving full-time virtual instruction for the 2024-25 school year should complete an online registration form:   Online Registration Form  All registrations will be shared with your home school for approval.  Your eligibility and approval status will be shared with you in the summer.

We have some exciting news that we would like to share.  As information, we are partnering with the Community Health Center of the New River Valley to open a Student Health Center at Giles High School.  Students will be able to access high-quality medical and dental care without a trip to the doctor’s office.  All GCPS students and staff can access medical services at this location.   We look forward to this opportunity for our students and staff. Please visit here for additional information.  

LEA Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services

VA IEPBeginning July 1, Giles County Public Schools is moving to a new online IEP Program, "Virginia IEP".  Parents of students in Special Education may be receiving emails from Virginia IEP in the future. Helpful parent links:
How to Log In to EdPlan Connect
How to Apply a Response
EdPlan Connect Parent Guide (English)
EdPlan Connect Parent Guide (Spanish)
If you have any questions concerning this, you can reach out to the Special Education Department at 540-921-1421 ext 21.

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Giles County Public Schools is located in Southwest Virginia approximately 30 minutes west of Blacksburg, VA.  We have approximately 2,240 students attending three PreK-7th grade schools, two 8th-12th grade high schools and our Technology Center.  The county is home to 37 miles of the New River and New River Water Trail and over 50 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the Great Eastern Trail.  Welcome to Giles County Public Schools !    Visit often and share in our successes!  Together we are building a better future for our community.

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