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GSSM’s Virtual Engineering Program Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2020

November 17, 2016

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications for Accelerate, its virtual engineering program, through January 18, 2017, for the Class of 2020. Online applications are available at

GSSM is partnering with a select group of school districts across the state to deliver Accelerate, an innovative virtual engineering program for 10th, 11th and 12th graders that provides intense academic rigor and a fast-paced learning environment which, upon successful completion, will allow students to earn up to 41 college credits.

Accelerate classes are live and presented virtually through computer and audio/visual equipment which allows students to remain in their home high schools and still have access to the high quality education for which GSSM is known.

During the three-year program, students will participate in annual summer camps, Saturday lab experiences and industry internships.

Accelerate applicants should be South Carolina residents, enrolled in 9th grade and attend high school in one of GSSM’s participating partner districts. In addition, applicants should anticipate successful completion of Algebra II Honors by the end of 9th grade. 

2017-18 school year partner districts include Aiken County Public School District, Berkeley County School District, Darlington County School District, Greenville County Schools, Greenwood School District 50, Lexington County School District One, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5, School District of Pickens County, Richland School District One and York County School District 3.

For more information about Accelerate, visit or contact Lisa Bateman at or 843-383-3901 ext. 3982.

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