Back by popular demand!

We are no longer accepting applications for Summer STEM courses for season 2022.

 

Join us this summer for a live, online project-based learning opportunity for rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th graders! You'll log in twice a day to interact with your classmates and instructor, and you'll spend some time offline working on self-guided projects. Your instructor will even have virtual "office hours" to help you work through any questions or challenges in real-time! Most of the materials needed for projects will be sent to students in the Summer STEM kit before camp.

Download and share our flyer (English) & (Spanish)!

Summer 2022 Dates

  • June 20-24
  • June 27-July 1
  • July 11-15
  • July 18-22
Cost

Tuition for each course is $180. Tuition covers instructors and most of the materials need for projects, unless otherwise noted.

A $25 non-refundable deposit is required within two (2) weeks of acceptance into Summer STEM program in order to secure your class preference. Full payment is due June 1st, 2022.  Students may be withdrawn from the class and will not receive a refund of previously paid funds if final payment is not paid by the due date.

The application will remain open until all spots are filled.

Financial Aid

A limited amount of need-based financial aid is available to residents of South Carolina. To apply, complete the financial aid section of the application before April 15. Need-based assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The financial assistance application deadline but may be extended until all fund are awarded. The financial aid deadline has been extended until all aid is distributed. 

Who is eligible to apply to Summer STEM?

Rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th graders who have demonstrated scholarship in science and math and desire an academically challenging STEM summer experience. Students must submit their 2021-2022 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be enrolled in Summer STEM.

Students must submit their 2021-2022 first semester report card as part of their application and must have a B average or higher in order to be accepted. If you are applying for other summer programs with GSSM you only need to submit one report card for all of the programs.

For more information, view the course schedules, course descriptions, and instructor bios.

Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday*

8:45 a.m. - 9 a.m. Technology Check-in
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. Online Instruction
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Offline Worktime and Virtual Office Hours
12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch / Open Time
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Online Instruction
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Offline Worktime and Virtual Office Hours*

*Friday’s class will conclude with a Final Project Showcase starting at 2 p.m.*

Required Equipment & Materials
  • Personal email address (student or parent; must be able to receive outside emails) to access Canvas, our web-based learning platform, and receive all notifications and communications from instructors)
  • Computer with internet connection that can handle video conferencing using Zoom
  • Headset recommended for audio quality, but not required
  • Some courses require additional equipment and/or software as indicated in the course description below.  Be aware that Chromebooks may not be able to run some software.

GSSM cannot be held responsible to block inappropriate internet material from your family’s computer or internet connection. GSSM firewalls do not protect your home networks. Instructors will provide websites for students to explore, and they cannot be held responsible for popup ads or other links that the student may follow.

Need more information?

Please contact us and we will be happy to help!

Susan Engelhardt, GoSciTech Director
engelhardt@governors.school
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325

Melissa Hoffman, Outreach Programs Coordinator
camps@scgssm.org
Office 843.383.3958
Fax 877.700.0325

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