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Noteworthy

Washington Post Ranks GSSM Top-Performing Elite School

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Only at GSSM

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Research

Mentored research opportunities in South Carolina, the US, Europe and Asia

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January Interim

Between semesters, travel or take fun courses like SCUBA diving, cooking, or horseback riding

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Independent Study

Independent study in fields that interest you

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STEM Leader

Over 50 STEM courses offered annually

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World-Class Faculty

All faculty have master’s degrees; 80% have PhDs

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"Thanks to the educational foundation I received at GSSM, I was able to achieve my dream job of becoming a judge."

Shiva Hodges

Class of 1991

U.S. Magistrate Judge

Shiva's Story

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Coming up at GSSM

10September

Thursday, September 10, 2015

2:00 pm

Convocation

The official start of the 2015-16 school year! State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman will give students words of encouragement as they embark upon the school year.

29September

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

11:30 am

Magnolia Luncheon

Join us for a fresh, new luncheon with award-winning cookbook author and television personality, Matt Lee of the Lee Brothers. Meet new people and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful environment.

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01October

Thursday, October 1, 2015

7:00 pm

Sip & Sup

Celebrate the South by gathering with friends and supporters of the Governor's School for some of the finest Southern cuisine, drinks and music we can find. From shrimp & grits to boiled peanuts & cobbler, we’re...

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By the Numbers

$14,000,000

Total scholarship amount offered to the 111 seniors in the class of 2015

  • 2004

    Average SAT score of a Govie

  • 288

    Students in residence from across the state

  • 94%

    of alumni would attend GSSM again

  • 40%

    of courses are above AP level