Lottery Information | 2024-2025 Freshman Year
The mission of The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) is to nurture the talents and high potential of all students through a unique, challenging, and integrated curriculum with a focus on mathematics, science, and technology that will result in a world-class education. At GSMST, a student will discover a school that fosters the development of a life-long learner through the use of a unique curriculum, real-world relevance, and meaningful relationships.
The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology offers students an opportunity to study in three broad areas of focus: bioscience, engineering, and emerging technologies. These three key pillars mirror emerging career areas in Gwinnett County. GSMST is immersed in developing partnerships and initiatives with business and industry, higher education, and the public school system. Our curriculum will situate our students to compete in today’s global market and allow them to pursue infinite opportunities in the future.
GSMST accepts all qualified, eligible students as chosen by random lottery. Students who are currently in eighth grade during the 2023-2024 academic year will be able to begin the lottery registration process starting Wednesday, November 1, 2023. [Students in ninth grade or above and students in seventh grade and below are not eligible to begin the lottery registration process.]
The lottery drawing will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Prior to the lottery drawing, all qualified, eligible applicants will receive notification of his or her assigned lottery number. All lottery numbers will be drawn and posted in the order drawn. Students with numbers in the first 375 spots will be notified via USPS at the address entered on the application form. The remaining numbers will comprise the waiting list in the order drawn.
As in previous years, students will be required to meet eligibility requirements to successfully enter the lottery. One such requirement is based on the student's 8th grade math placement. All students must be enrolled in Enhanced Algebra: Concepts and Connections (or a higher level math class) AND 1) score "Distinguished" on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course math assessment for this course or 2) score 550 of higher on the math section of the PSAT.
***Eligibility requirements are subject to change at anytime.***
Information Nights for 8th Grade Families
Below are the dates for the three Informational Meetings that provide information to students/parents interested in attending GSMST. All meetings begin at 7:00 PM in the Cafeteria at GSMST, and the information presented will be the same at all three meetings.
- Tuesday, November 14, 2023 – Archer Cluster, Brookwood Cluster, Dacula Cluster, Grayson Cluster, Mill Creek Cluster, Mountain View Cluster, Parkview Cluster, Shiloh Cluster, South Gwinnett Cluster
- Tuesday, December 12, 2023 – Berkmar Cluster, Central Gwinnett Cluster, Collins Hill Cluster, Discovery Cluster, Duluth Cluster, Lanier Cluster, Meadowcreek Cluster, Norcross Cluster, North Gwinnett Cluster, Peachtree Ridge Cluster, Seckinger Cluster
- Thursday, January 11, 2024 – make-up meeting date for anyone unable to attend the first two meeting dates
GSMST is located at 970 McElvaney Lane, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Regular school hours are 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Morning transportation to the student’s home high school is provided per GCPS buses as with any other high school student. GSMST students will board another bus from the home high school to be transported to GSMST. Students will board a bus in the afternoon to their neighborhood middle school, and from there, they will return home.