The Saturday Gifted Studies Program will be held Jan 21 - March 3 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. The program is designed to enhance cognitive and affective abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment and 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.
The program meets on seven consecutive Saturdays from 9 a.m. – noon from the middle of January through March. It is open to gifted students in pre-kindergarten (4 - or 5 - year olds) through grade 12, with intelligence quotients of 120 or above or those who score in the 90th percentile or above at the national level on a standardized achievement test.
Courses will include: Under the Sea, Great Leaders, Journey into Space, Animals! Animals! Animals!, Young Inventors, Adventures in Architecture, Spanish, Author! Author! An Introduction to Creative Writing, Psychology and Forensics Science.
The total cost is $195 for the seven-week program, which includes tuition, instructional activities, supplies, materials and limited accident insurance. Registration is ongoing, but spaces are limited. For more information, call the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at 601.266.5236 or online, visit http://www.usm.edu/gifted.