THE FRANCES A. KARNES CENTER FOR GIFTED STUDIES
College of Education and Psychology
2014 SUMMER PROGRAMS
LEADERSHIP STUDIES PROGRAM
JUNE 15 – 20, 2014
The Leadership Studies Program, a one-week residential program, is designed for students in grades sixth through 11th, who have a desire to develop and enhance their leadership abilities. Students will be housed in dormitories on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. Tuition includes room, board, recreational activities and limited accident insurance. Leadership I is a program with specific emphasis on leadership skills. Training will include those areas necessary for leadership development: fundamentals of leadership, written and oral communication, group dynamics, problem solving, planning, personal skills and decision making. Avenues for becoming leaders in the schools, communities and religious affiliations will be utilized to heighten the awareness and development of leadership potential. Leadership II is a continuation of the program, with Leadership I as a prerequisite for entry. It is an intense study to further develop leadership concepts and qualities. Emphasis is placed on the psychology of leadership, assertiveness training and situational leadership. Leadership III is an extension of the program, with Leadership II as a prerequisite for entry. Training will focus on the legal aspects of leadership, responsibilities of various positions of leadership, developing personal power and leadership for the future. The students also have the opportunity for informal interaction with adult leaders. Financial aid is available based on need, on a limited basis.
SUMMER GIFTED STUDIES PROGRAM
JUNE 22 – 27, 2014
The Summer Gifted Studies Program, a one-week residential program, is designed for intellectually gifted students in grades fourth through eight with intelligence quotients of 120 or above on an individually administered test or the 90th 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 the campus. Recreational activities and cultural events will be included, based upon availability. Tuition includes room, board, recreational and cultural activities, and limited accident insurance. Financial aid is available based on need, on a limited basis.
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR ACADEMICALLY TALENTED YOUTH
JULY 6 – 25, 2014
The Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, a three-week residential program, is designed for students in grades seventh through 10th who qualify based on SAT or ACT results. A variety of intensive, fast-paced courses will be offered, such as mathematics, including Algebra I and II, geometry, trigonometry, calculus and modern analysis; physics; human anatomy/physiology; forensic science; polymer science; political science; psychology; criminal justice; creative writing; and debate. The program is designed to include appropriate academic, cultural and recreational experiences. The University of Southern Mississippi offers the program through cooperative efforts with the Duke University Talent Identification Program. Tuition includes the instructional program, books, room and board, recreational activities and limited accident insurance. Financial aid is available based on need, on a limited basis.
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Specific training for teachers is offered to those needing certification in the area of gifted education. Advanced degree programs with an emphasis in gifted education are provided at the master's, specialist's and doctoral levels.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT
The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies | The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive #8207 | Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001 | Phone 601.266.5236