RESOURCES & LINKS FOR PARENTS
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)
"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).
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs promote differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school and high school.
"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)
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.
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’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
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.
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.
Cerebral Palsy Group provides educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy.
This new NAGC brochure is written and created for Spanish-speaking parents. "Helping Your Gifted Child to Succeed" supports NAGC’s strategic goal of reaching diverse populations, and helps educate Hispanic and Latino parents on the traits and characteristics of giftedness, how to identify high-ability children, programming available, and how to support gifted children at home, school, and play so they may reach their potential.
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:
"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 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 Scholastic Chess Association (MSCA)
Provides information about scholastic chess in Mississippi.
"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)