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GSSM celebrates highest SAT and ACT scores in South Carolina

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


January Interim

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


Independent Study

Independent study in fields that interest you


STEM Leader

Over 50 STEM courses offered annually


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, JD

Class of 1991

U.S. Magistrate Judge

Shiva's Story

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Coming up at GSSM


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

6:00 pm

SmartTalks: Horry & York

Want to learn more about GSSM? Register now to attend a SmartTalk in Horry or York on September 22!



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.



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


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