About GMS » Mission


The Governor Morehead School (GMS) will offer specialized educational opportunities, community outreach, and an
immersive environment for North Carolina students with visual impairments and additional disabilities. Through unique and expert instruction, we will create a dynamic and inclusive environment for students to reach their highest potential in developing knowledge, skills, confidence, and values that will support them as independent, life-long learners to contribute to our global society.


Nurture, Innovate, Challenge, Empower


This 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 public school settings, long and short-term on-campus placements and K-12 residential and day placements 

  • Utilizing modern distance education classroom and state-of-the-art, vision-specific technology 

  • Serving as a readily available child advocate to parents and professionals 

  • Partnering with North Carolina Central University and other higher education partners or schools for the blind to improve the professional development center in providing qualified professionals in the vision field 

  • Providing scholars a setting for research in the field of visual impairment education



Accessibility Notice

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the American with Disabilities Act, The Governor Morehead School for the Blind is committed to having a website that is as accessible for individuals with disabilities. If you are a student, parent, or any individual who has a disability and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, please bring it to the attention of Dr. Sarah McManus, Digital Learning Director at [email protected].  The issue will be corrected and/or an alternate format will be made available.