Accelerate is a challenging, three-year program offered through the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics 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 through Clemson University 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.
Though the program is located at South Pointe, students from Northwestern, Rock Hill High and South Pointe may apply for the Accelerate program through the SC Governor's School during their freshman year. If accepted, students may begin the program during thier tenth grade year.
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