Once a Govie, Always a Govie
The Govie experience is so life-changing that it stays with students long after they've graduated. The friendships developed here are deep and continue on, and the lessons learned here lead to meaningful future accomplishments.
To further enrich the Govie experience post-graduation, the Alumni Office serves all Governor's School alumni by fostering connections among the vast Govie network and by sharing alumni achievements with our community.
We highly encourage our graduates to stay in touch with us, attend our alumni events, and sign up to receive our newsletter!
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get a transcript?
The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will provide up to two copies of the high school transcript to school alumni. Graduates requesting more than two total transcripts will be charged a $5.00 processing fee for each additional transcript. Checks should be made out to the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities. Transcripts will be sent via standard ground transportation upon receipt of the appropriate fees and delivery information. Please allow at least two weeks for processing.
Please contact the school’s Registrar at 864.282.3720 for more information.
- Can I visit campus as an alumni?
We welcome alumni to visit the Governor's School campus. During the year, there will be designated events for our alumni community. Alumni are also welcome and encouraged to attend public performances. As a public school, we ask that if you are visiting at another time, you make an appointment with the person you will be seeing and check-in at the Welcome Center reception desk to meet your host.
- How do I sign up for the alumni newsletter?
The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is home to a growing body of alumni from all walks of life and every part of the state, who have gone on to become successful in the arts and many other professions and have now created a supportive nationwide network of Govie Alums.
Summer Honors Program Alumni
The first graduates to attend the school were the 1981 summer students. The Summer Honors Program students between 1981 and 2000 are our Founding Alumni. Many of them say that the summer they spent at the Governor's School was life-changing. Just as we helped to shape their lives, so have they shaped ours by their many contributions to our state, nation and world at large.
Residential High School Alumni
Our first residential high school class graduated in 2001 and with each succeeding class comprise our Residential High School Alumni. They have been recognized for their advanced artistry, focus, discipline and high level of critical thinking. Our Residential High School Alumni now join our Founding Alumni in acceptances to top colleges, universities, conservatories and ballet companies, and are seeking a wide range of careers.
Update Your Profile
Changed addresses? Got married? Landed a new job? Then it's time to update your information! Keeping your Alumni Association Membership up-to-date ensures that you'll continue to stay informed on alumni news and events, and keeps you connected with the Govie network.
Govie Alumni Association
Upon graduation, all students become members of the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Govie Alumni Association, which supports the school, its students and programs, and the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Foundation in various ways.
The Association is governed by the Alumni Advisory Council which also serves as a liaison between the School, the Foundation, and all alumni. Membership in the AAC is by application and vote of the current council.
The Alumni Advisory Council is currently led by John Ott, Chair, and Autumn Shearin, Vice-Chair.
Show Your Support
If you're interested in supporting the Governor's School, here are 10 great ways to do just that!
- 1. Advocate for the School
Contact your member of the SC state legislature and the governor and share what the Governor's School means to you and our state. Not sure who to contact? Click here to find your Senators and Representatives for both the S.C. State Legislature and U.S. Congress who are currently serving.
- 2. Join The Party
Our summer alumni weekend and regional events are great ways to catch up with fellow Govies and show your school spirit.
- 3. Serve As a Class Agent
Help us stay connected with your class by becoming a Class Agent! Find out more information here.
- 4. Attend a Performance or School Event
Come back, reminisce, and support current Govies by attending a public performance or campus event.
- 5. Spread the word
Show your Govie pride! Share your experiences with others.
- 6. Help find a future Govie
Know a potential Govie? Encourage him or her to apply to the Governor's School.
- 7. Update your alumni contact information
Stay connected by keeping your contact info up-to-date!
- 8. Join us on Social Media
- 9. Give to the SCGSAH Foundation
Give small or give big. Every donation directly supports student scholarships, guest artists, and outreach programs. Click here to learn more about giving options.
- 10. Fill in the blank
We are always open to new ideas and with a creative, diverse group of alumni the potential is endless. Contact us here.