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Special Schools for Gifted High Schoolers:


Mississippi School of the Arts (MSA), Brookhaven, MS

The Mississippi School of the Arts is a residential school that will provide advanced programs of study in music, theatre, visual arts, dance, literary arts, and media arts for artistically gifted eleventh and twelfth grade students from districts across the state. Curriculum at MSA will focus on the arts and humanities.

Mississippi School for Math and Science (MSMS), Columbus, MS

The Mississippi School for Math and Science is the nation's fourth, publicly-funded, residential, co-educational high school emphasizing mathematics and science. Located on the campus of Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. MSMS is the school-year home to approximately 270 eleventh and twelfth grade students representing all geographic areas of Mississippi.


Problem Solving Competitions:


Destination Imagination

"Encourages students of all ages to build on their strengths and to discover skills they never knew they possessed, be they technical, theatrical, analytical, comic, linguistic, musical...the list goes on." (quote from DI marketing vice president)


Future Problem Solving of Mississippi
"Teaching students creative problem solving processes through competitive and non-competitive instructional programs so they learn to work with others in designing positive futures" (quote from FPS site)


Invent Now, Inc.

Invent Now is a not-for-profit organization which operates the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Collegiate Inventors Competition, and national education programs Camp Invention, Invention Project, and Club Invention. (from their website)


Mississippi Chess Association (MCA)

Provides information about scholastic chess in Mississippi.


Odyssey of the Mind 

"Fosters creative thinking and problem-solving skills among participating students and features an annual competition component at local through international levels. Students solve problems in a variety of areas, from building mechanical devices such as spring-driven vehicles to giving their own interpretation of literary classics." (quote from their web site)



Summer Institute for Gifted (SIG)


A leader in gifted education since 1984, the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides academic summer and online programs for gifted and talented ... (website)

Gifted Development Center


"Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents and for gifted individuals of all ages. We provide in-depth assessment, counseling, consulting services and innovative materials..." (from the website).

GATE Programs


Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs promote differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school and high school.

Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)


"The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters. Through Duke TIP a whole range of activities and programs are accessible to parents and teachers to meet the individual needs of gifted children." (from the website)

Davidson Institute


A private foundation that offers free services (including yearly fellowships up to $50,000) to profoundly intelligent young people, their parents, and the professionals who serve them.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Resources for Parents


This site gives parents information about giftedness, its characteristics, and why gifted education should be supported. NAGC is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, community leaders, and other professionals who unite to address the unique needs of all children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents, as well as those who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)


SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

USM Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies


Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies, University of Southern MississippiThis site lists services available in Mississippi to parents, teachers, and others interested in gifted children and youth.

Hoagie's Gifted Education Parent Page


This is a resource site for parents and educators of gifted children. It includes articles, research, books, organizations, conferences, on-line support groups, academic programs, products, humor, and more.

48 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children



Communicating Effectively with Your Gifted Child's School by Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny (NAGC)



Definitions of Giftedness (NAGC)



Parent Affiliate Group Resources



Parenting and the Gifted Child: “Things you may have wondered about Gifted Education, but were afraid to ask.” Lora Beasley, Teacher of the Gifted, Sumrall Elementary, Sumrall, MS



MAGC Summer Program Partners