Go farther, diving deep into the subjects you love.

For those driven to achieve

South Carolina's top scholars find challenge, community, and the most advanced courses available

Where else can you choose from 50+ advanced STEM and humanities courses, with many focusing on advanced topics that go above and beyond AP? And where else could you do it surrounded by an entire community united by its drive to uncover and achieve their best?

AP courses are just the beginning of what you can do at GSSM. Here is a brief look at this year's offerings:

Biology10 (6 above AP)English16 (12 advanced electives)
Chemistry11 (6 above AP)Languages19 
CompSci10Economics & Government8
Mathematics16 (6 above AP)Performing & Visual Arts9
Physics6 (2 above AP)  

All GSSM courses are designed and taught by subject experts (90%+ with terminal degrees) with a passion to help talented and motivated students master course topics while discovering their potential to achieve.

Summer Research in national and international labs is a defining feature of GSSM that opens doors and develops the confidence to tackle challenges wherever you go in life.

All of this adds up to programs that can prepare you to stand out and be recognized in the most competitive academic and professional fields. If you're ready for more, we're ready for you, but the next step is yours.

Think GSSM is right for you? Explore the prerequisites for admission.

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Program Fees

GSSM's Residential and Dual Enrollment Programs are entirely tuition-free. Some camps have tuition and fees. Tuition fees for summer programs vary depending on your course of study. All other learning experiences are free of charge.

For all programs that do require tuition or other fees to attend, financial aid options are available.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies should be made to Elizabeth Oswald-Sease, VP for Finance & Operations, email and phone 803.402.7556, Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550, 843-383-3900 ext. 4040. For further information on federal nondiscrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at or call 800-421-3481.

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"I had the misconception coming here that I'd have to sacrifice learning in the other fields to pursue STEM, but that wasn't the case. I didn't lose anything. I just gained new opportunities."

Patricio Ortiz | Class of 2020

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