Happy Thanksgiving!

The work of the Center would not be possible without the contributions of so many of you. From the families who seize the opportunities available to them, to the teachers who give of their time and their knowledge, the counselors who watch over the children and see to their well-being, the university community that opens its arms to serve, the Hattiesburg community that helps us spread the word, and those who give financially to support our students in need, we thank you.

From the bottom of our hearts, we give thanks for all of you and know that without you we would not have the wonderful opportunities to serve that we thrive on. Be blessed in this season and throughout the upcoming new year, knowing that you are part of something bigger than yourselves – something that grows with each gift, each volunteer, each lesson, and each smile on a child’s face. Thank you for making what we do possible.

“From the fruit of their mouths people’s stomachs are filled; with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied.”

Proverbs 18:20

NAGC Bound!

We are so excited to be heading for the National Association for Gifted Children Conference in Albuquerque, NM later this week! We will provide updates on FB, twitter, and right here, so please follow us everywhere you can.

We promise to share all the wonderful insights we gain on the state of gifted education, advocacy, and best practices. Look for us in the Vendor Area as well!

There is still time to register for the conference! http://www.nagc.org/

Welcome to the Karnes Center!

Welcome to The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies. This center was founded by Dr. Karnes in order to meet the needs of gifted students, their parents, teachers, and community members. We strive to provide access to learning experiences that engage and inspire students not just in Mississippi, but throughout the nation.

In this, our fortieth year, we have taken residence in a different location on our beautiful campus. The day our shingle and dedication plaque were moved was the day our new location began to feel like home. Not only do we have a new physical location, but this site is our new online home as well. You can reach our university site, which contains static information about each of our programs, by visiting www.usm.edu/gifted. On THIS page, you will find the ever-changing information related to programs for students in pre-school through rising high-school seniors, professional development for teachers, parent workshops, community events, and all the graduate education programs provided through our connection with The University of Southern Mississippi.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in one of our programs, please click on PK-12 Student Programs to the left to read descriptions of currently offered courses, then visit our enrollment portal through CampDoc. While the programs are offered at similar times each year, new courses are added frequently to keep your child interested and engaged in learning.

We want to keep you updated! Please click the follow button at the bottom left (highlighted in bright blue) to receive automatic updates. Thank you for your support of Gifted Education and Gifted Individuals!

Image at left: Hattiesburg Hall is one of the dorms we use in the summer. The courtyard between Hattiesburg and Mississippi Halls was recently renovated with new plant life. We thought it was exemplary of the feel of our summer programs which combine rigorous educational experiences in a beautifully soothing environment.