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Summer 2021 Program Schedule set at USM Karnes Center for Gifted Studies

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 11:10am | By: David Tisdale

The Karnes Center for Gifted StudiesThe Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) has scheduled its summer 2021 lineup of in-person programming on the USM Hattiesburg campus for students in grades PK4 - 11. 

The program calendar is as follows:


  • Day Program for Young Gifted Students (May 31-June 4)
  • Leadership I (May 31-June 5)
  • NEW* Day Program: Summer In the Middle (SIM) (June 7-11)
  • Leadership II (June 7-12)


  • Leadership III (July 5-17)
  • Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth (SPATY) (July 5-17)
  • Summer Gifted Studies (July 12-17)

A limited number of partial, need-based scholarships are available for these residential programs.  Scholarship applicants are encouraged to apply early. Application deadlines are as follows:

  • May 8: Young Gifted Studies, SIM, Leadership I, Leadership II
  • June 12: Leadership III, SPATY, Summer Gifted Studies

Descriptions of each program, including course descriptions and applications, may be found on the Karnes Center website at