The Summer Program for Academically Talented Youth, a three-week residential program serving eligible students currently enrolled in grades 7 through 10, will be held July 3-22 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. The program is a cooperative effort with the Duke University Talent Identification Program providing a balance of educational, cultural and recreational experiences.
Students will participate in quality learning experiences that allow them to progress at a rate and a level appropriate for high-ability students. Courses include pre-calculus mathematics, human anatomy and physiology, criminal justice, creative writing, polymer science, political science, psychology, forensic science, and debate.
To be eligible, applicants must have earned qualifying SAT or ACT scores as a seventh grader. Required qualifying SAT and ACT scores differ depending on the academic course chosen. Tuition costs include room, board, recreational and cultural activities and limited accident insurance. Financial aid is available on a limited basis, based on need.
Participating students will be housed in residential halls on the university’s Hattiesburg campus, where they will be supervised by residential counselors when they are not in class.
The application deadline is April 30. For additional information about this program, write to The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001; or call 601.266.5236; or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may also be found online at http://www.usm.edu/gifted.