MYRTLE BEACH — High school sophomores can apply to attend the Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics through Feb. 15, according to a news release from the school.
The Governor’s School is a two-year, public, residential high school and one of 12 of its kind in the country, specializing in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum. The school offers learning opportunities, including the nationally recognized Summer Program for Research Interns, the Research Experience Scholars Program and January Interim, which give students mentored, graduate-level internships, study-abroad experiences and nontraditional course options.
Students also get a focus on entrepreneurship and business through the BlueCross BlueShield Economics and Finance Institute and engineering through the Duke Energy Engineering and Innovation Institute.
Online applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply-now. Applicants should:
• be current high school sophomores and S.C. residents
• have a PSAT score of 110 or higher (math and verbal only)
• have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
• complete geometry, algebra I and II, English II and one lab science by the end of sophomore year.
The school takes into consideration courses taken, grades, class rank, standardized test scores, teacher recommendations and extracurricular activities, and is highly selective. The school considers not only aptitude, but also proven performance and demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics courses.
For more information, visit www.scgssm.org, attend a SmartTalk or a Preview Day.
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