In 2013, at the urging of several individuals involved in Mississippi gifted education, MSMS developed a one week, tuition-based summer enrichment program to encourage academically-talented middle school students to make even greater strides toward academic excellence. Relying on the resources and lessons learned from MSMS’s long history of effective summer camps and years of being Mississippi’s only public, residential high school for academically-talented students, our goal was to offer a program to provide a high-quality, residential experience that is both educationally sound and highly motivating. Although the residential nature of the program made it more expensive, it also enabled us to include students from across the state who would have had no access to such programs.
The program has now been extended to two weeks. One week for rising 7th and 8th graders and another for rising 9th and 10th graders. Student capacity for both camps is 84 students. The $700 tuition includes housing, all meals, and all needed supplies; and we are working to identify additional sponsors who can partner with the MSMS Foundation to provide financial assistance for deserving students who, otherwise, would be unable to attend. For more information, please visit our website.