Welcome to the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies
The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies was established in 1979 to further the education of gifted students and those with leadership abilities through teaching, research, and services. Emphasis is also placed on these areas for those interested in the gifted: teachers, parents, administrators, psychologists, counselors, and other concerned citizens.
Many services are offered through the Center. Instructional programs are provided for intellectually gifted students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. A program to develop leadership concepts and skills is offered for students enrolled in grades six through eleven. A three-week, intensive program is offered to students who have earned qualifying SAT or ACT scores as a seventh grader. Teacher training and staff development are provided for regular education personnel and for teachers who specialize in gifted education. A conference for parents of gifted youth and other concerned adults is provided on an annual basis. In addition, research is conducted in rural and urban schools in response to issues in the field of gifted education.