Student activities enhance the challenging academic curriculum through additional social and cultural interaction. These activities include:
After the last course period, students may participate in swimming, tennis, basketball, volleyball, soccer, chess, and creative arts, or relax and hang out with friends. Activities vary by campus.
On-campus Activity Days involve the entire group in social as well as intellectual engagement.
An off-campus trip is planned for one Saturday during the program. In the past, trips have included art and science museums, attractions, and local sight-seeing venues.
These events may include movie nights, counselor group activities, student theater performances and dances, as well as the SIG Talent Show, Brain Bowl (academic trivia challenge), and Casino 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 evening of amazing entertainment and merriment.
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.
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.
Academic Performance Program
Students in performance-based courses demonstrate their course accomplishments in a campus-wide program.
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, 2019, and enrolled in all S-level courses. There are no exceptions, even in the case in which a 14-year-old has received a course waiver to enroll in all S-level courses.
Please be aware that Senior Privileges at a few campuses may be modified according to state licensing regulations or other external factors. Additional information regarding Senior Policies by campus will be provided in the Student Handbook.
*Please be aware that Senior Privileges at Yale I and Yale II are modified due to Connecticut's State Camp Licensing Department. For further information, please consult Section 1. 19a-428-2 (o) of the State of Connecticut Youth Camp Licensing Regulations.