May 27, 2019  

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Summer Academically Talented Youth Program Registration Extended

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The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi has extended the application deadline for its Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, set for July 1-20. Registration will continue until available spaces are filled.

This three-week residential program serves students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 10 who have scored qualifying SAT or ACT scores as a seventh grader.  Course selections include: Pre-calculus Mathematics; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Criminal Justice; Creative Writing; Polymer Science; Psychology; Forensic Science; and Debate.

Program participants will be housed in residence halls on the Hattiesburg campus. Tuition includes room, board, recreational and cultural activities, and limited accident insurance.  Financial aid is available on a limited basis, based on need. For additional information, call the center at 601.266.5236, or e-mail Information may also be found online at