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Student activities enhance the challenging academic curriculum through additional social and cultural interaction. These activities include:

Recreational Hour

After the last course period, students may participate in swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, chess, creative arts and clubs, or relax and hang out with friends. Activities vary by campus.

Evening/Weekend Activities

SIG performance

These events may include movie nights, counselor group activities, student theater performances, dances, and local area exploration. Evening activities also include SIG traditions such as the SIG Talent Show, Brain Bowl (academic trivia challenge), and Game Show Night.

  • The SIG Talent Show
    You know that thing that you do so well? Here’s your chance to share it with a very appreciative audience! Whether it is singing a pop culture song, playing a Beethoven sonata, delivering a comedic stand up routine or sharing an athletic feat, the Talent Show is sure to be an exciting evening of entertainment.

    SIG talent show
    SIG talent show
    SIG talent show
    SIG talent show

  • Brain Bowl
    Channeling shows such as Jeopardy! and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, students get a chance to work in a team environment to show off all those interesting facts that they have accumulated in the last decade or so. Brain Bowl is the ultimate SIG challenge, combining speed, intellect and knowledge. Set in a game show environment, contestants answer challenging questions in art, history and government, geography, literature, and science and technology.

    SIG brain bowl
    SIG brain bowl
    SIG brain bowl

  • Game Show Night
    Gentlemen, dust off those tuxedos and ladies, don those evening gowns for an evening of chance. (Just kidding, you don't have to dress up!) Transport yourself to Monte Carlo and tap into the strategist within. In this world of games you can test your skills with regards to the intricacies of probability. Whether you are an avid participant or a casual observer, it is sure to be a night of possibilities.

    SIG game show night

Academic Performance Program

Students in performance-based courses demonstrate their course accomplishments in a campus-wide program and selected courses display visual products.

SIG Final Performance

Senior Privileges

As a Senior student, and as part of SIG's Senior Privilege guidelines, 15-17 year old students have increased flexibility in scheduling, enjoy a greater sense of freedom, and are privy to activities geared towards this older age group. To be considered a Senior, a student must be 15 years old (or older) by August 31st, 2021, and enrolled in all S-level courses. There are no exceptions, even in the case in which a 14-year-old is enrolled in all S-level courses.

Please be aware that Senior Privileges may be modified at a few campuses, particularly Yale University, due to state camp regulations or other external factors. Additional information regarding Senior Policies by campus will be provided in the Student Handbook.


Closing Ceremony (All Students)

A closing ceremony held on the last academic day celebrates the SIG experience. This celebration is a time to reflect upon the three weeks and parents are encouraged to attend this celebration of students' accomplishments.

You will hear from the staff as well as your peers, who will convey their impressions of the session in their own words. Everyone will receive a certificate of completion and students attending for three or more years will receive plaques. But as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, so each final program ends with a slideshow set to music, that final chance to look back as you move forward to your next challenge. A copy of the slideshow is made available to all students.

SIG Programs Provide...

Dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted and talented students, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.

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