Counselor Interviews to Take Place Prior to May 13!
Students launching rockets
Saturday Gifted Studies
Pluto for Planet-hood!
Summer Gifted Studies Program
group at Leadership Breakfast
Leadership Studies Program
Students in Polymer Science
Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth
Students launching rockets
Pluto for Planet-hood!
group at Leadership Breakfast
Students in Polymer Science

Summer Programs

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Register NOW for ALL Summer Programs through our NEW ONLINE Application Process!

Rolls will fill quickly - so apply early!

Summer Programs are Opening Young Minds through a Window on the World:

Leadership Studies

Dates: June 4-9, 2017

Program Description


Summer Gifted Studies Program:

Dates:June 11-16, 2017

Course Offerings


Day Program for Young Gifted Students:

Dates: June 12-16, 2017

Course Offerings


Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth:

Dates: June 25-July 14, 2017


Course Offerings











Karnes Commendations

Someone special

“A Song in My Heart benefactor” and a well-known and beloved pianist and entertainer has bestowed a posthumous gift on the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies.
Brian Doty Blair, a consummate artist with a natural affinity for all things musical has remembered the Center with his generosity and has given a gift that will impact the education of those children being served by our Center. We appreciate this amazing act of kindness and know great things will be accomplished through his generosity.


 Brian Doty Blair






Spring 2017 Professional Learning Seminars

During the Spring Semester, the Center will offer the following seminars that are aligined to the MS Gifted Standards.  Click here for more information:

Dramatic Results: Visual and Performing Arts in the Gifted Classroom


Successful Differentiation: Teaching Gifted At-Risk Students in Any Classroom


III. Other topics will be added as they become available


Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell

The Center proudly welcomes Dr. McKee-Waddell as our new Interim Director.  Her excellent work with our Gifted Licensure Program is making a huge impact on the future of gifted educators.  She has redesigned our Professional Development offerings in a way that allows more districts to benefit from the knowledge base of the center. 

In addition to working with educators, Dr. McKee-Waddell has brought new life to the Student Programs offered here at the Center.  We look forward to all of our Summer Programs.

Dr. Suzanne McKee-Waddell, Interim Director