The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics
) provides advanced educational opportunities for highly successful high school students who demonstrate interest and talent in pursuit of science and mathematics. The flagship residential program offers the most academically able students of this state a unique learning environment that strengthens their ability to think critically, stimulates the joy of learning, and fosters the excitement of discovery through scientific research.
GSSM leads the full development of her students, combining a curriculum that challenges across the full spectrum of the humanities as well as science and mathematics, with a strong emphasis on character and ethics.GSSM is an educational resource, serving South Carolina as a model for academic excellence, enhancing science and mathematics education throughout the state through partnerships with public schools and school districts.
When GSSM started in 1988, the school had 70 students. Every year after that roughly 64 juniors are accepted to complete the full enrollment of 128 students. The student body is split into halves of 64 boys and 64 girls. Each year, some juniors do not return to become seniors and their spots are filled by incoming juniors; so the class sizes vary, but ideally, there should be equal numbers in each class.
In 2003, GSSM moved to its own campus with the goal of eventually increasing its... Read More