The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) recently welcomed 143 juniors from across South Carolina.
GSSM students moved onto campus in mid-August and classes started August 19, 2014. This year, the School celebrates its largest student body since its inception in 1988, with 259 students representing 117 high schools and 33 counties.
“We applaud our new students for making the commitment to attend GSSM,” said Dr. Murray Brockman, GSSM President. “Participating in such a rigorous academic program at this stage in life is quite challenging and not for everyone. Our students understand the reward of an experience like this and they know we are here to support them as they navigate their time on campus.”
GSSM is a public, residential high school for academically talented juniors and seniors. It offers unique, college-level courses and a hands-on curriculum with a special focus on science, technology, engineering, math and research, along with concentrations in economics and entrepreneurship.
One of 12 specialized science and math programs in the country, the school has been nationally recognized for its overall excellence, strong mix of intellectual challenges and dedicated teachers, as well as its rigorous mentored scientific and economic research program. The School leads the state with 22 National Merit Semifinalists.