The Saturday Gifted Studies Program at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held Jan. 16 – Feb. 27, 2010 on the university’s Hattiesburg campus. It meets on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon and is sponsored by the university’s Frances Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.
The deadline for application for the program is Tuesday, Nov. 10. Limited financial aid is available, based on need, on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program is open to gifted students in pre-kindergarten (4- or 5-year olds) through grade 12, and is designed to enhance cognitive and affective abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/acceleration programming. Emphasis is placed on participation in areas that provide in-depth analysis of specific topics in small group activities with other gifted youth.
Intellectually gifted students with intelligence quotients of 120 or above, or those who score in the 90th percentile or above at the national level on a group achievement test on either the Total Reading, Total Math, Total Language, or Total Battery, are served through a wide variety of enrichment courses in the humanities, social studies, language arts, mathematics, science and technology and the arts.
To register for the program, call the Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601-266-5236; or online, visit www.usm.edu/gifted.
About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi, founded in 1910, is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. In a tradition of leadership for student development, Southern Miss is educating a 21st century work force providing intellectual capital, cultural enrichment and innovation to Mississippi and the world. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Miss., with an additional campus and teaching and research sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast; further information is found at www.usm.edu.