SIG Online Learning Program
Fall 2018 Session Dates: September 17 - November 11
Program Fee: $425*
Application Fee: $50
Returning SIG student discount: $25 off
*Fee does not include cost for books, if applicable
Fall Online in progress; check back soon for Spring Online dates
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 ultimately 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 and proficiency with the online platform as well as their interest in the topics. Students need access to the online course at least 3 different times during the week to accom¬plish all tasks in a timely fashion. Scheduled real time virtual class sessions are not set by the Instructor during the session, as we have 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 as needed or by parent or student request.
Students need Internet access on a regular basis, as well as basic word pro¬cessing and presentation software (such as Word and PowerPoint). 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 any student who has been identified for a gifted & 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 2016
"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 2016