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Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

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Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

112 Fritzsche-Gibbs Hall

118 College Dr. #5123
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

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Karnes Center Services

Our goal is to enhance the lives of students who have gifts in the areas of cognition, academics, arts, and leadership by providing services to the students, their parents, and their educators.  

PK-12 Student Services

Student programs at The Karnes Center provide unique learning opportunities that challenge students to explore exciting topics taught through an integration of multiple academic and practical areas of study. Courses are infused with accelerated academic content that will stretch the imagination and fascinate the interests of our students.

Day Programs:

  • Young Gifted Students Program
  • Summer In the Middle Program
  • Saturday Gifted Studies Program

Residential Programs:

  • Summer Gifted Studies Program
  • Leadership Studies Program
  • Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth
  • Summer Program for Artistically Talented Youth

Learn more about Student Programs

Parent Services

Parents of gifted students have questions.  The Karnes Center is here to help.

Parenting Workshops and networking opportunities are available at various times throughout the year and provide the opportunity to seek information about a wide range of topics. Areas presented recently include: discipline and time management, working with your school, fi preparing your child for specialized programs, and more.

Parenting Programs:

  • Parenting Gifted Children Workshop Series (January)
  • Munch and Muse Mondays (March)

The Karnes Center's Facebook Group is a great place to meet and collaborate with other parents as well.

Learn more about Parent Programs

Educator Services

From the start, The Karnes Center's mission has involved providing outstanding training opportunities for educators. Whether you attend a workshop, take a course with us, or become a Karnes Ambassador, you can depend on us to provide you with reliable tools to use with the gifted students in any classroom.

Educator Programs:

  • Day of Sharing for Teachers
  • Teacher Development Program 
  • Karnes Ambassadors Program

Discover the exciting world of working with gifted students and help them reach their highest potential.

Learn more about Educator Programs