Courses at SIG
Students take four classes in SIG’s four-period day (students must be the age listed for each course by August 31st).
All campus courses are ninety minutes long and run for 15 sessions during the three-week program. Personal laptops are highly recommended for ages 9-17.
SIG provides a nightly Study Period for students in the Innovators Program. This self-directed study period allows additional time to conduct research, to work on individual and group projects, and to receive academic coaching as needed.
The most important thing to consider when choosing courses is to create a schedule that helps the student develop individual passions and also to pursue topics of interest.
Please Note: Students must choose alternative courses in case a selected class is at capacity or is not offered due to under-enrollment. Students can change courses on the second academic day only if an appropriate course alternate is available. Our final schedule of courses is reflective of the preferences of students enrolled at that campus. Course schedule adjustments by campus occur in April. Students may transfer to another campus if there is space on the alternate campus. For courses that require a laptop or device, technology specifications are noted in course descriptions.
*Innovator Yale students must be age 13 before the start of Yale I or Yale II programs sessions to enroll for courses as per university guidelines.
The following tool allows you to review all the individual courses offered by the Summer Institute for the Gifted at this campus.
* Final schedule of course offerings may vary by campus. All courses listed on this website or in our catalog, unless otherwise stated, are the property of the Summer Institute for the Gifted. Copyright and other intellectual property laws protect these materials. Reproduction or retransmission of the materials, in whole or in part, in any manner, without the prior written consent of the copyright holder, is a violation of copyright law.
Parents will receive a Student Performance Review (SPR) within a month after completion of the SIG program. The SPR is a personalized assessment describing your child’s performance in the program and detailing their accomplishments. SPRs take you inside your child’s experience at SIG, providing customized feedback on their learning experiences in the program – while also offering recommendations for further development. SPRs can be sent to schools upon request.