Inclusion and Diversity

Our strength is rooted in the depth and diversity of our experiences.

We believe a transformative education at GSSM is rooted in mutual appreciation of one another’s diverse identities and experiences. We envision a GSSM community where all people are—and believe they are—welcome, safe, nurtured, respected, valued, and empowered. We pledge our time, energy, and resources to building an environment in which each and every member of our community can thrive, confident that they belong. 

GSSM Community Inclusion Statement
Endorsed, GSSM Board of Trustees, November 2022

Open to All Is Better for All.

GSSM is a public, tuition-free, high school that is accessible to any qualified South Carolina student, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

South Carolina's next generation of leaders are growing up today in communities in every corner of the state and represent a diversity of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. We are committed to bringing together the most promising and academically talented students among them, knowing that they will contribute their unique experiences and perspectives to enhance the power and richness of our community.