Summer Programs for Gifted Children and Leadership Studies at Southern Miss’s renowned Karnes Center

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies welcomes students from all states to join us this summer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. More information available from our site:

Day Program for Young Gifted Children: (PK4-3rd grades) June 10-14; $200- eligibility requirements: 90th percentile on IQ or nationally normed achievement test

Leadership Studies Program: (6th-11th grades) June 17-22; $675- open to all interested students

Summer Gifted Studies Program: (4th-8th grades) June 23-28; $675- eligibility requirements (90th percentile on IQ or nationally normed achievement test)

Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth (SPATY) in collaboration with Duke TIP: (7th-11th grades) July 7-26; $2700

All programs have a non-refundable $30 application fee. Course descriptions available at Please share this information. Applications must be started by May 15 (or June 15 for SPATY).

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