Summer Gifted Studies Program


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June 21-26, 2015


A summer residential program designed to meet the unique needs of gifted students Sponsored by  The Hattiesburg American

Conducted by The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

Serving students currently in grades four through eight (2014-15 school year) Please see application at bottom of page for classes offered this summer.

The Summer Gifted Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi, established in 1978, is designed to enhance cognitive, affective and psychomotor abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/acceleration activities. Emphasis is placed on individual participation in areas that provide in-depth analysis of specific topics of interest. The students will have the opportunity to participate in leisure and cultural activities with other gifted youth.

Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Instructional activities will be conducted in classrooms on the campus. Qualified teachers, supervisors or counselors will be with the students at all times. Certificates of completion are given to each participant, but there are no grades or credits assigned.


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