GSSM Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2018

September 25, 2015

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is accepting applications through February 1, 2016 for its Class of 2018. Online applications are available at

One of only 12 of its kind in the nation, GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond its distinctive curriculum, 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, international travel 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 South Carolina residents, current high school sophomores (inquire about exceptions), have at least 10.5 high school credits prior to the end of the 2015-2016 school year, including Geometry, Algebra I and II, English I and II, a social studies course and a lab science course.

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.

For more information on the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, visit, attend a SmartTalk information session or a Preview Day.

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