SIG Online - Middle and High School Enrollment Deadlines:
Session 2 (Start Date July 11): Tuesday, July 5
Session 3 (Start Date August 1): Monday, July 25
SIG Online offers students innovative, online courses in STEAM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, and Humanities) from the comfort of their own learning environment. Each online session is a two-week program that blends together instructor-led activity, collaboration with peers, interactive learning, and asynchronous studies. Instructors are available for students just like they would be in the classroom and students will access all course materials through Canvas, the leading learning management system in higher education.
Online courses can be added on to your student's on-campus program, or use it as a great way to fit in some summer learning if you have a packed summer and can't attend a residential program. Shape your summer your way with the help of SIG Online!See Course Options
At the end of each program, students work towards the creation of a culminating product. The online SIG experience is no exception!
This product allows students to participate in independent studies in an area of interest that help them create a course-specific innovative, real-world application or solution through an original product. The goal is for students to utilize research and inquiry skills to create innovative products to unanswered questions in their field of interest.
Before each session, our staff is available for hands-on orientation and at the ready to answer any questions students may have before classes begin. Here is what you can expect for each session:
The week before classes begin, enrolled students will be able to log in to their Canvas portal. Any login difficulties can be addressed immediately. Once logged in, students have access to the instructor bio, the syllabus for the course, course supply needs, set up their notifications, engage with classmates asynchronously, and ensure their technology is compatible for the first day/week of synchronous class meetings. By allowing students a whole week to prepare, we can ensure that everyone starts on the same page , and students can focus on the engaging course content prepared by course instructors.
Prior to classes starting, parents are invited to attend a live, virtual orientation session with the SIG Online Central staff. The Parent Orientation provides information about the program and shares ways to help students for SIG Online coursework followed by a Q & A session. Parents will receive information regarding course structure/content, needed supplies, instruction methods, portal navigation, best practices with time management, and how to best support their student throughout the 2 weeks. Below, please find the Parent Orientation dates for each SIG Online session:
Session 2: Thursday, July 7th 5-6pm EST
Session 3: Thursday, July 28th 5-6pm EST
Course enrollment is based on completed grades for selected program and not by age level. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions regarding course enrollment.