Questions?

Read the Residential Program FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Yes! Students may request to room with a specific person (same grade, same gender). The residential staff will do its best to honor such requests. However, there is no guarantee that the student’s request will be fulfilled.
At many of the residential campuses, SIG provides a commuter student option for famlies who live in the surrounding area. In addition, SIG has several day programs for younger students ages 5-12.
Learn about SIG Commuter Student Programs
View the SIG-Day programs
Students are assigned to same grade, same gender groups that live in a dormitory under the supervision of a counselor. A faculty housemaster and senior resident assistant are also part of the overall house residential supervision team.
Students do their own laundry. They may use the laundry facilities located on campus in the dormitories. Staff will assist with any laundry instruction that may be necessary.
Students, once on campus, are not allowed to leave campus unless they are supervised by a SIG staff person. These trips only occur within the structure of the program and with parent/legal guardian permission.
Sometimes. SIG's academic courses are offered to students of the same age grouping. However, the cultural and recreational classes usually are open to all students. Class grouping can accommodate varying ability levels.
Definitely. Students will always be chaperoned when going off campus on SIG sponsored trips, as well as when they are on campus.
Yes! Courses may be changed during the first two days of the session with the approval of the Academic Dean and the students’ parents.
Yes! An individual performance report is always mailed to parents after the session. Students’ performance reports and letters can be mailed to schools, but only after SIG receives a written request from parents.
Yes! Special meals can be provided during the session. Parents must advise the Residential Life Dean at the session site of the student’s special dietary needs.
E-mail is available at the sites. However, availability is limited to specific areas depending on the session’s host facility.

3-Week Residential Summer Programs at Prestigious College Campuses Nationwide


Social, Cultural, and Recreational Opportunities for Gifted & Academically Talented Youths

A leader in gifted education since 1984, the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) provides summer residential programs as well as day, and year-round online programs for gifted and academically talented students ages 9-17.

The mission of the Summer Institute for the Gifted is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs.

Innovative Courses in STEM (Science, Technology, & Math) and Humanities for Advanced Students

SIG brings the excitement of science, invention and technology to academically talented students through innovative STEM courses, as well as thought-provoking classes in Humanities and Visual/Performing Arts. This integration of science, technology, art, design, and culture gives SIG students the tools to compete in a highly competitive global environment and encourages them to pursue their passions and explore new interests, having fun and making friends along the way.

What is SIG-nificance?

SIG•nif•i•cance {sig-nif-i-kuhns} (n.) –
A feeling of know-ing who you are and where your life is headed, similar to the feeling one gets when being part of Summer Institute for the Gifted.

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