Gyeonggi Science High School

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Gyeonggi Science High School
Hangul 경기과학고등학교
Hanja 京畿科學高等學校
Revised Romanization Gyeonggi Gwahak Godeung Hakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏnggi Kwahak Kodŭng Hakkyo
Gyeonggi Science High School
Motto Patriotism, Creativity, Cooperation
Type Science Academy for the Gifted
Established 1983
President Park Wan-gyu
Academic staff
144
Students 384
Location Suwon, South Korea
Campus 135 Suil-ro, Songjuk-dong, Jangan-gu, Suwon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Website gs.hs.kr

Gyeonggi Science High School (GSHS, Korean: 경기과학고등학교), established in 1983 originally as a Science High school, is currently a science High school for the gifted in Suwon, South Korea. It was the first science high school established in South Korea, and was transformed into a science high school for the gifted, being one of the four in South Korea. It is the third been transformed from science high school to science high school for the gifted according to Gifted Education Promotion Law (Korean: 영재교육진흥법).[1]

The symbol of Gyeonggi Science High School

Motto[edit]

History[edit]

  • November 19, 1981: Draft for establishment of a Science High School confirmed by Gyeonggi-do Education Committee.
  • May 15, 1982: Start of construction.
  • July 15, 1983: Official School Inception.
  • May 5, 1983: The first entrance ceremony (2 class, 60 boy students)
  • February 10, 1984: Official visit by President Chun Doo-hwan.[2]
  • February 1, 1986: The first graduation (graduation 54, completed 44)
  • February 3, 1987: Designated as a Specialty High School.
  • March 2, 1988: Changed to school for both boys and girls.
  • September 1, 1988: The second principal, Kang Sung-gi appointed.
  • June 9, 1993: Official visit by President Kim Young-sam.[3]
  • March 2, 1994: The third principal, Lee Seok-geun appointed.
  • March 1, 1999: The fourth principal, Kim Jong-oh appointed.
  • December 19, 2008: Officially designated as "Science Academy" by Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.[4]
  • September 1, 2007: The sixth principal, Bu Seong-chan appointed.
  • March 1, 2010: Officially named "Science Academy for the Gifted".
  • March 2, 2010: The seventh, and current principal, Cheon Yeong-ho appointed.[5]
  • July 2, 2010: Officially announced transition to "Science Academy for the Gifted".[6]
  • January 22, 2011: Concluded MOU with South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.
  • August 3, 2011: Akira Suzuki (chemist), a Nobel Prize Laureate (2010), visited the school.[7]
  • November 12, 2011: Concluded MOU with GIST.[8]
  • February 21, 2012: Concluded MOU with UNIST.[9]
  • February 1, 2013: The first Graduation after modified to “Science Academy for the Gifted”.

Admission policy[edit]

Admission procedure is consist of 4 steps. At the first step, students will be evaluated with their documents include introduction, recommendation, and a document that will prove the student's potential. Every one is accepted in this stage. At the second step, they will get through tests that will judge if he or she really are gifted. 2000 students are accepted here. At the third step, the last step, they are either preferentially accepted or attend to camp. About 120 students are finally accepted.

Curriculum[edit]

It is consist of 139 credits of academic courses and 33 credits of research activities.

  • Academic courses (139)
    • General courses include 26 credits of necessary courses and 32 credits of selective courses.(58)
    • 4 credits of liberal arts.(4)
    • Specialized courses include necessary course of 46 credits and selective courses of 31 credits.(77)
  • Research activities (33)
    • Self-directed Research(R&E) : 20 credits
    • Field research : 8 credits
    • Research for graduation : 5 credits

There are PT system, seasonal school system, and AP with various universities, such as KAIST, POSTECH, GIST, UNIST by MOU.

Graduation policy[edit]

To graduate from this school successfully, you have to fill in 4 criteria.

  • Complete at least 172 credits.
  • Get a score at least 650 in TEPS.
  • Attend to group and voluntary activity each at least of 120 hours.
  • Submit an own thesis in English.

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