Academics

High School

Through Dual Enrollment, AP, and Honors courses, our high school students create pathways in STEM, Arts, Humanities, and even Cyber Defense, as they prepare for research and careers. By integrating best practices in gifted education, PSA students are well-equipped with critical, creative, and collaborative skills necessary for success in today's competitive society. One of the most critical components of PSA's enriched curriculum is the research program which culminates in a Senior Capstone. Over the course of the high school experience, students delve into explorations of research and ways to gather and analyze statistical data across multiple fields. In their senior year, they are responsible for the actual production of a research project in at least one discipline. 

The PSA Difference

How we are different
Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) will provide a differentiated program designed to meet the educational needs of intellectually gifted learners, address their distinctive social and emotional needs, promote individual character development and instill a life-long love of learning. Our students will engage with leading innovative organizations in higher education, business, and science, to empower them to make original and impactful contributions toward the elevation of South Carolina in the areas of education, commerce, arts, and science.