Summer Gifted Studies Program
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June 19-24, 2016
The Summer Gifted Studies Program, a one-week residential program, is designed for intellectually gifted
students in grades 4 through 9 with intelligence quotients of 121 or above on an individually administered
test or who score in the 91st percentile or above at the national level on an achievement test. The program
enhances the cognitive abilities of gifted students through planned enrichment/acceleration activities. Content
areas are combined with processing skills to enable students to explore a wide variety of topics. Students
will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
Instructional activities will be conducted in classrooms and laboratories on campus. Recreational activities
and cultural events will be included. Tuition includes room, board, recreational and cultural activities, and
limited accident insurance.
Explore the classical and dwarf planets, faraway galaxies, stars and dark matter. Learn how black holes work, what causes a supernova, and discover other celestial objects in space.
How to Be a Detective
Learn how to think like a detective and solve musteries using scientific, inductive, and deductive reasoning. Students conduct investigations using hand-on methods and by using critical thinking skills and conducting experiments. Careers in related fields will be explored.
Students will examine classic games like Scrabble, Chess and Monopoly and their structures. Using skills, strategies and multiple intelligences, students will invent their own new and exciting game to take home
Gods of Olympus
Do you like Percy Jackson and Rick Riordan? If yes, you will love this class! Students learn and analyze Greek mythologies and explore the 12 major Greek gods and goddesses. Using their creative, artistic and critical thinking skills to understand the relationship between myths, cultures and societies, students will assess their impact on today's world. As a culminating activity, students create their own myths and gods or goddesses.
This is an inquiry-based, hands-on STEM unit from National Geographic. Students will explore science, engineering, circuits, simple machines, algorithms, and apply the knowledge and concepts to robotics and designing and building their own robot.
Simple Machines, Science and Lego Engineering
(Grades 4-6) Students will examine simple machines, their parts such as levers, axles, planes, forces, wedges, pulleys, gears, and how they help humans. Using creativity, math, and science, students will engineer a people-mover.
Robots - ET
This is an inquiry-based, hands-on STEM unit from National Geographic. Students will explore science, engineering, circuits, simple machines, algorithms, and apply the knowledge and concepts to robotics and designing and building their own robot. Students must have a score of 137 or higher on an individual administered IQ test to qualify for this class.
The total cost of $600.00 includes tuition, room and board, recreational activities and limited accident insurance. Civic organizations and businesses may sponsor a student. Contact with such groups should be made directly by the teacher, school counselor, administrator or parent. Limited financial aid is available based on need.
- Financial Aid Deadline is March 23, 2016
- Application Deadline is March 23, 2016
- Notification of Acceptance April 15, 2016 (note date change)
- Payment and Forms Deadline April 29, 2016
For additional information about the Summer Gifted Studies Program, please write Director,Summer Gifted Studies Program, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5123, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001, or call 601.266.5236 or 601.266.5246, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.