GSSM to Host Open House for Prospective Students

September 29, 2014

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting a Preview Day for prospective high school students and their families on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC 29550. This open house event will provide attendees the opportunity to tour GSSM’s campus and attend information sessions with current students, faculty, and alumni.

One of only 12 of its kind in the nation, GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school for juniors and seniors specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math. GSSM offers unique learning opportunities including the nationally recognized Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI), the Research Experience Scholars Program (RESP) and January Interim. These innovative programs provide students with mentored, graduate-level internships, travel abroad experiences and options to explore non-traditional courses. The School is also educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders through the BlueCross BlueShield Economics & Finance Institute and the next generation of engineers through the Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute.

GSSM applicants should:

  • be a South Carolina resident
  • be a current high school sophomore (inquire about exceptions)
  • have at least 10.5 high school credits prior to attending GSSM
  • have completed Geometry, Algebra I and II, English I and II, a social studies course and a lab science course prior to attending GSSM
  • demonstrate emotional and mental maturity, as well as an eagerness to learn more

GSSM is highly selective, taking into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities. The school considers not only aptitude, but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics courses.

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