South Carolina Governors School for Science and Mathematics hosting INSIDE GSSM open house event

February 14, 2022

The South Carolina Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) will host its fifth annual interactive INSIDE GSSM day on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the School’s Hartsville campus. People from all parts of the state are welcome to attend and interact with the GSSM community and explore the campus while participating in a variety of interactive demonstrations and learning experiences.

INSIDE GSSM was created to showcase the remarkable facets and diversity of the GSSM learning community and provide younger students and their families with the opportunity to experience GSSM.

“INSIDE GSSM is one of my favorite days on campus. It brings together a diverse group of eager learners to see what we do at GSSM. At any age from 3 to even 81, there is something to learn and get excited about,” said GSSM President Danny Dorsel. “INSIDE GSSM is an excellent way for someone to discover new things and maybe decide to explore more of what GSSM has to offer through our Educational Outreach opportunities and possibly even our residential or virtual high school programs. We hope to see you on campus for INSIDE GSSM!”

Geared toward elementary and middle school students, INSIDE GSSM gives students a chance to dive into more than 40 interactive experiences led by GSSM instructors, students, and staff. Those attending will also be treated to musical performances and battle bot demonstrations in the GSSM gymnasium, as well as many interactive exhibits that showcase life at GSSM and the GSSM learning experience.

“GSSM is a school and community that cultivates joy in learning and offers transformational educational experiences. This joy in learning flows through GSSM’s hall, classrooms, and meeting spaces every day. INSIDE GSSM is a day where our faculty, staff, and students join together to share their joy in learning with local area families and families from across SC,” said Randy La Cross, Senior Vice President for Outreach & Virtual at GSSM. “It is an opportunity for families to experience GSSM in a fun and interactive way by participating in various activities. INSIDE GSSM will be a day of imagination, inspiration, and innovation for all who attend!”

On the morning of INSIDE GSSM, Governor’s school students are hosting a mental health 5K with proceeds benefiting Mental Health America of Darlington County.

About GSSM

One of the few specialized public residential high schools of its kind, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science + Mathematics (GSSM) exists to push motivated young learners beyond their perceived levels of academic ability. Founded in 1988 under the leadership of the late Governor Carroll Campbell, GSSM has consistently raised the bar for STEM education in the Palmetto State. GSSM’s two-year residential high school program—as well as its virtual high school program, summer camps, and outreach programs—all invite young people to explore the subjects they love in a diverse, inclusive, and uncommonly supportive academic environment. Here, challenge is viewed as a gateway to opportunity. GSSM students embrace the school’s rigorous approach to education and in so doing begin to realize their full potential. Learn more by visiting