Announcing STEM Foundations: GSSM's Online Diploma Program
HARTSVILLE, SC – GSSM built a rigid system for virtual schooling out of necessity this past year. As we shift further into in-person learning, GSSM understands that a multitude of students would like to keep learning from home. Instead of disregarding it as we move into our next residency, GSSM has decided to boost it even more with a new program. GSSM is thrilled to announce STEM Foundations: the GSSM Online Diploma Program.
Created for rising juniors in the state of South Carolina, STEM Foundations is a completely virtual, synchronous high school diploma program with the top-notch STEM-focused curriculum that GSSM is known for.
Utilizing a cohort model, courses meet synchronously and are taught online using Zoom. Students will also have online access to teachers’ office hours, academic advising, academic tutoring, and college counseling. Those admitted to this program will begin their junior year in fall 2021 and graduate in spring 2023.
Application and tuition are completely free.
GSSM will also provide technical support and equipment as needed to make sure students in the STEM Foundations program have the best possible access to synchronous instruction and other online resources.
A high school schedule from home.
Other online high school programs give you flexibility; STEM Foundations grants you structure. Classes in this program will be taught synchronously for a small cohort of students. In addition, GSSM faculty teach all classes in the program. They are experts in their fields (over 90% have PhDs in their subject area), but more importantly they care about teaching and care about the success of the students.
A prestigious education.
Almost all STEM Foundations classes are dual enrolled through Coker College. Students will take 5 courses each semester together with a seminar series. In their junior year, each student will take biology, chemistry, English, history, and math. In their senior year, students will take computer science, engineering, English, math, and physics. For the lab sciences, students will be provided with materials for safe labs that will be completed at home. Read our full course catalog here.
Read more about it on our site here.
The extended deadline is July 15, with rolling admissions afterwards.