Accelerate is a challenging, three-year program that utilizes a virtual learning environment of live video conferencing between teaching locations and partner schools across South Carolina. It provides advanced academic preparation, along with exposure to real-world engineering during the 10th, 11th and 12th grades. The ultimate goal of Accelerate is to prepare students, both in coursework content and pace, for a rigorous college engineering program. As many as 32 college credit hours toward an engineering degree may be earned during this unique three-year program. Students must be committed, self-motivated, and dedicated to high performance. Accelerate is offered at no cost to students and funded through a combination of public and private support. 

About GSSM

The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) is a two-year, public, residential high school in Hartsville, SC, specializing in the advanced study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), with a unique emphasis on economics and entrepreneurship.

GSSM can serve as many as 300 high school juniors and seniors annually from across the state. In addition, the school impacts more than 10,000 teachers and students each year through its innovative outreach programs. Learn more by visiting

The School
401 Railroad Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
The Foundation
1201 Main Street, Suite 2350
Columbia, SC 29201