RESOURCES & LINKS FOR PARENTS
Special Schools for Gifted High Schoolers:
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.
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)
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)