For three weeks before the second semester begins, students at GSSM participate in a "mini-mester", or January Interim, where they focus on one elective course. Interim classes are a great way for students to ease into the new year, and the wide variety of course offerings allows students to tap into undiscovered talents and explore new hobbies. Several courses include travel, nationally or internationally, and field experiences. In years past, groups have visited places like Silicon Valley and the Galapagos Islands.

Course topics are diverse and include science, technology, art, music and drama. Interim courses are taught by members of the GSSM faculty, along with visiting professors from South Carolina colleges and universities.

2020 January Interim Classes

  • Computer Automation and AI with Python
  • Chess in the Interim
  • Project GSSM: The Art and Science of Fashion
  • Polymers
  • GSSM Makerspace
  • Never Been Done
  • Mechanics of Litigation
  • The Beauty of Mathematics
  • Strength and Conditioning: Sports Medicine, Injury Prevention and Injury Care
  • The Cooking Lab 11. Patchwork Quilting: Stitching Together Textile Art and Geometry
  • Making Geometric Shapes
  • Professional Sports in the Interim
  • American Sign Language and Deaf Studies
  • Mental Health through Pop Culture: Psychology of Adrian Monk
  • Origami: The Art of Paperfolding 
  • Advanced Origami 
  • Equine Science and Horsemanship
  • Bermuda High Soaring School Gliding Introductory Course
  • Art in the Interim
  • Music Performance
  • Introduction to Filmmaking 

2020 National and International Trips 

  • Portugal and Spain
  • Splendors of the Mediterranean
  • Coata Rica Conservation Expedition
  • Peru: Culture, History and Biodiversity 
  • Culture, Industry and University Education in Northwestern Europe 

Interim classes will be held Monday, January 7th to Wednesday, January 23rd.

View the 2020 January Interim Course List and Descriptions

Interim course and trip payments can be made here.