""As one of the leading high schools in America, GSSM is committed to reaching beyond the walls of its highly successful residential program in Hartsville, SC, to positively impact teachers and students across the Palmetto State with innovative and challenging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education opportunities.

Our Duke Energy Center for Science Education & Outreach is a statewide resource invested in hands-on, minds-on, STEM-based programming and enrichment initiatives. GSSM’s outreach efforts annually impact approximately 10,000 students and teachers statewide through a variety of unique offerings.

Programs for Students


INSIDE GSSM offers a chance for students and families to explore the campus in Hartsville with educational activities and demonstrations for 3rd-8th graders.

Inside GSSM Information


ENGAGE is GSSM's customizable outreach initiative designed to impact students through early interest and awareness of STEM studies and careers. These four- to six-day workshops can be delivered during the school day or on Saturdays during the school year. 

ENGAGE Program information


SPARK! is a series of after-school workshops at the GSSM campus where 6th-8th graders can learn the science or math concepts behind daily questions or curiosities.

SPARK! Information

Professional Development


Professional development math and science workshops, held across the state, designed to provide teachers with enhanced curriculum and skills by infusing hands-on, technology-based science and math activities into their classrooms. In addition to workshops, GSSM loans the lab technologies to the teachers.

PASE Program Information

Partnership Programs


Through PULSE, high school students in the Hartsville area have the opportunity to combine courses offered at Hartsville High School, the Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) and Coker College. The program gives students access to courses offered at the International Baccalaureate (IB) level, Advanced Placement (AP) level, Honors level and fine art classes at the college level.

PULSE Program Information