GSSM to host open house for prospective students

The Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) is hosting a Preview Day for prospective high school sophomores and their families on Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville.

This open house event will provide prospective students and parents with a chance to meet faculty, staff, and students, as well as take part in a series of informational panels and participate in student-guided campus tours.

To attend, students should register online at to limited space, students must meet all GSSM admissions requirements to attend a Preview Day.

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 of South Carolina Economics & Finance Institute and the next generation of engineers through the Duke Energy Engineering & Innovation Institute.

GSSM applicants should be current South Carolina residents, current high school sophomores (inquire about exceptions), and have at least 10.5 high school credits prior to the end of the 2017-2018 school year, including Geometry, Algebra I and II, English I and II, a social studies course and a lab science course.

About GSSM
Founded in 1988 as a model for advanced STEM education in South Carolina, GSSM is a nationally recognized school serving about four hundred of the state’s most promising scholars in the 10th through 12th grades through its residential and virtual programs. The school offers advanced courses in science, mathematics and engineering at its campus in Hartsville and virtually to participating school districts across the state. GSSM’s Outreach and teacher development programs serve thousands of students in schools throughout South Carolina each year. Learn more by visiting

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