Summer Gifted Studies Program

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies is proud to announce the Summer Gifted Studies Program that will take place June 24-29, 2018 at The University of Southern Mississippi. This year’s programs embrace the initiatives of the STEAM movement: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Each course has been carefully designed to engage the young minds that will help to shape the future of Mississippi, our Nation, and possibly the World. The Program is a one-week residential program designed for intellectually gifted students in grades 4 through 8 with intelligence quotients of 121 or above on an individually administered test or 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.

The Following Course offerings are sure to excite your child’s sense of creativity:

Grades 4-6:

Wonders of the World – Old and New, Food Culture and Commodities, and Science of Drones.

Grades 5- 7:

Indiana Jones Expedition

Grades 6-8:

App Creations, It’s a Disaster!, and The Heart of the Matter.

We invite gifted students to make the beautiful Hattiesburg Campus of Southern Miss their home for a week as they explore new ideas, make new friends, and expand their horizons. Tuition costs include room, board, recreational and cultural activities, and limited accident insurance. Financial aid is available on a limited basis, based on student merit and financial need. The deadline for application is April 9, 2018. For additional information about the Summer Gifted Studies Program, please call (601) 266.5236, or e-mail Information may also be found on our website,

  • Summer Gifted Studies
  • Leadership Studies
  • Day Program for Young Gifted Students
  • Deadline to register for these three programs is April 9
  • Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth

Deadline to register for this program is May 15

More information can be found at