SIG Online Learning Program
Summer 2019 Session Dates: June 17 - August 11
Program Fee: $425*
Application Fee: $50
Application Deadline: Monday, June 10, 2019
Returning SIG student discount: $25 off
*Fee does not include cost for books, if applicable
8-Week Online Enrichment Courses for Gifted and Talented Children Ages 7-12
Students Enjoy Innovative Online Courses in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) and Humanities
The SIG online program uses the Moodle learning platform and follows an independent study format that is facilitated by the instructor via discussion forums and online activities. The purpose of the course is for students to engage in unique learning experiences and research in a specific area of interest to create an authentic product that applies their new knowledge in a useful way.
Successful completion of a course requires about 4-6 hours of work time a week and varies from student to student based on their ability, proficiency with the online platform, and their interest in topics. Students need access to the online course at least 3 different times during the week to accomplish all tasks in a timely fashion. Scheduled real time virtual class sessions are not set by the instructor during the session, as there are students who attend the program from different U.S. time zones and multiple international countries. However, instructors have the flexibility to schedule optional real time meetings for students through virtual methods by parent or student request.
Students need access to Internet, basic word processing, and presentation software (such as Word and PowerPoint) on a regular basis. Students should have a level of comfort with creating new documents, videos, and presentations, navigating the web to conduct research, and saving/uploading documents; parent support may be required for students not comfortable with these tasks.
Returning Online students receive a $25 discount off the program fee.
See the Online Learning Program FAQs.
This program is open to students who have been identified for a gifted and talented program or who can demonstrate eligibility for any SIG program or have participated in any SIG program.
Visit our eligibility page for SIG admissions requirements.
"This is our second SIG online course and we just signed up for another this fall. The classes are stimulating; the teachers find incredible online resources that engage the kids and the forum really provides a classroom feel. We highly recommend SIG Online and have recommended it to many friends." ~ Parent, Summer Online
"SIG is a great academic program that allows the conscientious student to enjoy the summer activities without feeling the constraints of daily school routines. The courses offered and curriculum are at a high level. My son looks forward to SIG each year!" ~ Parent, Summer Online