Instructional courses cover humanities, sciences and mathematics, visual and performing arts, and fitness and recreation. Some courses fall under the category of "multi-disciplinary" and involve students in learning experiences that cross traditional boundaries of study.
At the core of the SIG curriculum lies the creative, fun and academically challenging courses that are unique to the program. SIG is committed to fostering the development of each student's unique abilities as well as providing opportunities to explore new interests. We encourage families to choose a course schedule that includes areas of passion and strength, but also allows for the development of new talents. Please Note: Final course offerings may vary by campus.
We design instruction to challenge the student through course content, processes, and products within a learning environment that is flexible and open-ended. Instructors direct activities and content around the central concept of the course. Our goal is for students to engage in cognitive processes that require critical, complex, and creative thinking, and problem solving.
Instructors begin the course by assessing the status of knowledge and skills that students bring to the course. Students create a personal objective for their study. An instructor creates an instructional objective for each student and then modifies the course according to the studentsí needs and interests within the course content. Course activities deliver and enhance the course content and objectives in meaningful and useful ways. Students are encouraged to apply newly gained knowledge to real and authentic problems and situations in products that are as typical as possible of professionals in the selected fields of study. Students are further encouraged to apply self-, peer-, and instructor-generated criteria to the assessment of their processes and products for the purpose of personal growth and awareness.
Our expectation is that students will continue to pursue interests, questions, and projects that they begin during a SIG session well into the coming year, and beyond, as they delve deeply into studies that interest and intrigue them during their personal academic journeys.