The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology
A Gwinnett county based charter school in Georgia founded in the 2007-2008 school year. Any student attending a Gwinnett county middle school while in the eighth grade is eligible for admission, no specific prerequisites aside from that necessary for admission. Even so, the work load of the school is beyond hellish in its amounts, most students dropping out before the first semester is even completed. Sleep deprivation is normal, bags under the eyes almost mandated at the school in terms of a uniform.
There is a considerable amount of cheating that occurs at this school, more so than most others. It can be summed up as follows:
Computer-based work + A ton of homework + Sleep deprivation + Teenagers + Procrastination = Cheating
Procrastination can be defined as a GSMST phenomenon. Even though the work load at this school is considerably greater than that of any average high school, procrastination is at its peak. This usually ends up in multiple all-nighters throughout the school year.
Interestingly enough, the intense work load and curriculum has the positive effect of weeding out the typical student, leaving only one of a kind people at GSMST. Bonds begin to form, and a sort of communal, if not familial, relationship forms by mid-sophomore year. Sure, they may get on your nerves, but your classmates at this school are going through this with you, and they empathize better than anyone else can.
Eighth grader: So, I'm thinking about going to GSMST.
Student at GSMST: *tackle*
DON'T DO IT!!!
Student 1: I'm so tired... it hurts...
Student 2: *hug*
I understand, buddy. I'm here for you.
Student: OMFG! SO MUCH WORK I HAVE TO DO TONIGHT!!!
WHY DID I PROCRASTINATE?!
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