Students served by The Governor Morehead School for the Blind will achieve their highest individual potentials through on-going assessments and consistent, enthusiastic practice of high expectation in both academic and Expanded Core Curriculum* areas.


The Governor Morehead School for the blind will encourage all students to strive for the highest levels of educational excellence and integrity in all of life's endeavors, as exemplified by the professionals who serve them.


Th state school for the blind will provide the right resource for the right student at the right time by:

  • Educating the total student through service delivery models including preschool class for
Dear Families:

We had such a great group of students this summer thank you for sharing them with us these past three weeks. Students and staff have enjoyed some first-time adventures (trips to the USS North Carolina and Pine Knoll Shores), As well as some repeat activities (visits to the Conservator's Center and to Guilford Courthouse). We had a sculptor on campus, and musical performances by Andy Coates, as well as time to practice skills in expanded core curriculum, with a focus on writing in literacy.

The pictures here represent a small fraction of the events and learning that took place during our summer program. We are including a survey; please talk with your child about their experiences so we can include their thoughts and preferences in our planning efforts for the 2016 summer program. Thank you again for involving and trusting us with your children! Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Kelly Davis, Principal

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Links to GMS Graduation from the News & Observer



Here are a few pictures from the track tournament in Boston.  The students did great and they came home with over 40 individual medals, the girl's team won 3rd place trophy and they also won best sportsmanship trophy. Boys placed 4th and they all did an outstanding job. 

Congratulations are in order for Adam Woodrum, who has been selected to participate in the 2015 APH Scholars Program.  As an award recipient, Adam will attend the upcoming APH annual conference in Louisville, representing GMS.  While at APH, Adam will have the opportunity to learn about new products, trends, and research in our field.

Raleigh Host Lion’s Club Awards 2015 Scholarship to GMS Student, Brittany Simmons    

Brittany Simmons of the Governor Morehead School was one of two deserving seniors who received a scholarship when The Raleigh Host Lions Club recently presented their annual scholarships for the 2015 school year.

According to the sponsors, “Both recipients are wonderful students and consistent contributors in their school communities. It is a great honor for the Lions Club to provide resources for these young women to pursue their continuing development goals.” Brittany is very interested in a career in music or technology. She received a $500  scholarship and the Governor Morehead School received $100.

The scholarships were awarded during a luncheon held at the North Carolina State University Club. Both young ladies plan to pursue their education, possibly beginning with local Community /

Technical Colleges before changing to a four (4) year institution. Congratulations and Good Luck from the GMS community!

(Picture shows Brittany Simmons, with her Orientation and Mobility Teacher, Mr. Rod Poole, at left).    

Announcing the 2015 Governor Morehead Summer Program

Do you have students, friends, or family members who would be interested in spending three weeks refining their expanded core curriculum skills?  At The Governor Morehead School, we believe that students learn best and most meaningfully when engaged in relevant, interesting real-life­ community based experiences.  During the 2014 summer program, some of the activities enjoyed by students included:


RALEIGH — Essence Garlington led her fellow cheerleaders by the arm to the center of their school’s gymnasium.

More than a hundred people sat in the old wooden stands, illuminated by light beaming from the second-floor windows.



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