40th Anniversary Ruby Celebration June 21-23, 2019
Leadership Program June 17-22, 2019
Summer Gifted Studies Program June 23-28, 2019
Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth July 7-26, 2019
40th Anniversary Ruby Celebration June 21-23, 2019
Leadership Program June 17-22, 2019
Summer Gifted Studies Program June 23-28, 2019
Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth July 7-26, 2019

2019 PROGRAM APPLICATIONS OPEN!

To apply to any of our summer programs, please click the link for our new enrollment system, CampDoc:

app.campdoc.com/register/fakcgs

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

DAY PROGRAM FOR YOUNG GIFTED STUDENTS: JUNE 10-14, 2019

*LEADERSHIP STUDIES PROGRAM: JUNE 17-22 

SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM: JUNE 23-28

SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED YOUTH: JULY 7-26

Applications Coming Soon:

Due to the delay in opening applications, we will be extending all deadlines!

*The leadership program will begin on a Monday and end on a Saturday this year.  All OTHER programs in the summer begin on a Sunday and end on a Friday.

T-Shirt Design Competition

Who: Open to any students in PK-11th Grade who have previously attended our Summer Day, Saturday Gifted, Summer Gifted, Leadership, or Academically Talented Programs.

What: Design a T-Shirt for this Summer's Programs and Family Reunion

When: All Submissions must be received by 5: 00 p.m. April 30, 2019.

Where: Please email your designs to hl.houston@usm.edu 

Why: So we can all wear your design this summer!

What's New!

ADVOCACY UPDATES:

Recently proposed budget cuts at the Federal Level include the Javits Gifted Education Program!  Please take Action now! Here is an excerpt from a letter received from the National Association for Gifted Children's Board President, Sally C. Krisel

Please call your Senators by Friday, March 29th, and urge others to call their Senators' offices as well, to ask them to:

Senators Grassley (R-IA) and Casey (D-PA) are the bipartisan leaders requesting support for this letter in the Senate.
 
They need your help in rallying support from other Senators to show leaders of the Appropriations Committee that there is widespread interest in retaining funding for the Javits Gifted Education Program.  
 
Please ask both of your Senators by Friday, March 29th to join Senators Grassley and Casey and sign this bipartisan letter to support the Javits Gifted Education Program.
 
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Senators' offices.  Or check your Senators' websites at www.senate.gov for the direct phone number.   


Save These Dates!

June 1, 2019: Duke TIP State Ceremony

June 21, 2019: Leadership Dinner

We invite area business leaders to attend this year's Leadership Program Capstone Event. Registration is required!  Please use our contact form to inquire about tickets.

June 22, 2019: Family Reunion 40th Anniversary Celebration 

Our 40th Anniversary revolves around the idea of FAMILY!  We invite former students, counselors, teachers, and their families to join us for a family fun day, and the official 40th anniversary reception.  More details coming soon!!!

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

We offer a variety of programs for individuals seeking to learn more about gifted education.  Courses are offered in a "chat"/online format.  Course assignments can be turned in independently, but we still see each other every week through video conferencing to discuss all that we are learning.  Call us today to find out more!!

Online and Hybrid Degree Plans for Gifted Education:

MASTER'S PROGRAM

SPECIALIST PROGRAM

DOCTORAL PROGRAM

Licensure Only

Certification in Gifted Education

Specific training for teachers is offered to those needing certification in the area of gifted education. The following five graduate courses are required for certification:

SPE 560 Characteristics of the Gifted and Talented

SPE 661 Methods and Materials in Teaching the Gifted

SPE 662 Curricula Development for the Gifted

SPE 663 Programming for the Atypical Gifted

SPE 664 Practicum Gifted

 Contact us today to take the first step of your journey in gifted education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tributes:

The Frances A. Karnes Center offers condolences to the family of Aaron Joshua (AJ) Cameron.  AJ attended the Saturday Gifted Studies Program between 2012 and 2014. AJ was an advocate for Epilepsy awareness from the time he was young, proudly informing others of his own battles and victories through the years. We applaud how much he accomplished in his breif eighteen years and hope that others find hope in his positive outlook.  His obituary may be found here.

AJ Cameron

 

Social Media Shout Out

Thank you  to Mississippi Moments for Recording this Oral History Interview with Dr. Karnes in 2004!:

 

 

Please follow us on these social Media Outlets:

Facebook: @FAKgifted

Twitter: @usm_gs

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#FAKCGS - general news about the center

#FAKCGSsummer - Summer Gifted Studies

#FAKCGSleadership - Leadership Studies

#FAKCGSAT - Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth

#FAKCGSsaturday - Saturday Gifted Studies

#FAKCGSday - Day Program for Young Gifted Students

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