One hundred and two students graduated from the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities last month. They pulled in a collective $36 million in scholarship offers, setting a new school record by $7 million.
The Washington Post named the Governor’s School one of this year’s “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” measured by the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. About 12 percent of America’s high schools qualified for the list.
Members of the class of 2017 will attend schools and conservatories across the nation.
The Governor’s School will accept applications for the 2018-19 school year and summer programs beginning Sept. 1. Any 10th-grade student living in South Carolina can apply and audition to attend the high school program their junior and senior years. The music and dance programs also accept exceptionally talented sophomores.
The Governor’s School has a maximum capacity of 242 students and gets about 1,000 students applying each year.