Science and Mathematics Governor’s School Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2017

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Columbia, SC – The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is now accepting applications for its class of 2017 through February 15, 2015. Online applications are available at,

One of only 12 of its kind in the nation, GSSM is a two-year, public, residential high school specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Beyond its distinctive curriculum, GSSM offers unique learning opportunities including the nationally recognized Summer Program for Research Interns (SPRI), the Research Experience Scholars Program (RESP) and January Interim. These innovative programs provide students with mentored, graduate-level internships, international travel experiences and options to explore non-traditional courses. The School is also educating the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders through the BlueCross BlueShield Economics & Finance Institute and the next generation of engineers through the Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute.

GSSM Applicants should:

be a South Carolina resident

be a current high school sophomore (inquire about exceptions)

have at least 10.5 high school credits prior to attending GSSM

have completed Geometry, Algebra I and II, English I and II, a social studies course and a lab science course prior to attending GSSM

demonstrate emotional and mental maturity, as well as an eagerness to learn more

GSSM is highly selective, taking into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities. The school considers not only aptitude, but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics courses.

For more information on the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, visit, attend a SmartTalk information session or a Preview Day.