One hundred eleven students graduated from the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) on Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Hartsville.
The 111 students in the GSSM class of 2015 represent 28 different counties in South Carolina. Sixty-five percent of the school’s graduating seniors will attend South Carolina colleges and universities in the fall. Notable out-of-state schools they will attend include Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Notre Dame, Vanderbilt University, Washington University in St. Louis and University of Pennsylvania.
GSSM, recently named one of the Top-Performing U.S. Schools by The Washington Post, specializes in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as an emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship. A statewide public, residential high school for juniors and seniors located in Hartsville, SC, GSSM offers 48 STEM courses annually, including neuroscience, advanced genetics, calculus-based physics, differential equations and robotics.