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Welcome to Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences!
My name is Beverley Bowman, and I am the proud principal of GECMS. I have 28 years of service in South Carolina Public Education. I have spent the majority of my career at the high school level--English teacher, assistant principal, and principal. I have also worked as a district administrator. In July 2021, I had the fortune to join Gaston County Schools and continue following my passion for serving high school students.
Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences opened August 2021. We are a healthcare-focused high school, the result of a collaborative effort involving Gaston County Schools, Gaston College, Belmont Abbey College, and CaroMont Health. The school is designed to develop a workforce to meet the growing demand for healthcare professionals in Gaston County.
We are located on the Gaston College Campus in Dallas, NC, and enroll 80 new students annually. Our students are able to earn a high school diploma from Gaston County Schools and an associate degree from Gaston College in preparation for a career in the medical field. Our academic focus includes four primary areas: biotechnology, health information technology, human services, and nursing.
In addition to high school and college-level coursework, students participate in job shadowing experiences and gain hands-on learning in real-world settings through CaroMont Health. They also conduct undergraduate research and prepare for post-secondary education and/or going directly into the workforce. Further, our students can take advantage of the many resources available through Gaston College that enhance their academic experience and engage them in the college campus setting.
The Gaston Early College of Medical Sciences is home to the Phoenix! Our colors are red and purple! The Phoenix is a bird-like creature from Greek mythology that is said to have the ability to regenerate and rise from the ashes of its predecessor. GECMS, like the Phoenix, will rise up and become a model high school in our region and in our state.
Beverley Bowman, Principal