With 33 years of experience, SIG designs a multi-week program that combines challenging academics with social, cultural, and recreational opportunities to nurture students’ social skills, as well as enhance their natural talents and abilities in various fields of study.
The unique SIG curriculum develops critical and complex, as well as creative thinking skills. Courses include a wide range of disciplines, allowing students to enhance existing talents while acquiring new ones. Fields of study include humanities; STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math); multidisciplinary areas; and visual and performing arts. SIG also offers fitness and recreational courses.
As academics are at the forefront of the SIG experience, we undergo a rigorous selection process for our staff, including our Instructors. We seek Instructors who have expertise in the topic of their courses as well as experience in working with gifted and talented students. Most Instructors are local, professional teachers from public and independent elementary and secondary schools.
SIG Residential Programs are held at prestigious colleges and universities, including Princeton University, Yale University, and UC Berkeley. We are selective in our campus facilities to allow students to experience the energy and excitement of campus life, while being part of a well-staffed and well-supervised program.
At SIG we encourage, develop, and appreciate the extraordinary creative thinking skills that students possess and design courses where they can employ such abilities in ways that nurture and develop them to the greatest extent possible. Highly creative students should apply through the Type II eligibility process.
Student safety, security, and health are our top priorities at SIG. Students and staff are available 7 days a week at the on-campus SIG office. All SIG Residential Programs have a Nurse living on campus for the duration of the program. SIG uses CampDoc.com to house student medical information. After acceptance, students receive an email from CampDoc.
All SIG programs are held at safe campus locations and have access to campus security. Students are supervised by a Counselor or SIG staff member on and off campus.
SIG welcomes all gifted, creative, and academically talented students and celebrates the richness of experience provided through diversity of thought and culture. The student body is typically composed of approximately 70% American and 30% international students with variance by campus. Other than the U.S., the top nine countries represented in 2017 were China, Russia, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Canada, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the Virgin Islands.
While all other site programs are 3 weeks in length, our University of Miami program offers a 2-week program. A commuter option is available at all SIG residential campuses. For students ages 5-12, SIG offers a variety of day-only programs nationwide. We also offer 8-week online learning programs throughout the year for ages 7-12.
For assistance in selecting the best campus, program, or courses for your child, contact us today at (866) 303-4744.
As many school districts across the country face tight budgets and funding cuts, gifted education programs are suffering reduction or elimination. As this trend continues, increased numbers of gifted children are not receiving sufficient guidance to maximize their full potential through school programs. In addition to continuous advocacy, there is now an unprecedented need for dynamic and innovative approaches for supplementing the education of our world’s most gifted, talented, and creative students. The unique, targeted, and experienced curriculum of the SIG program provides your students with the ideal educational complement, ensuring that they receive the individual attention they require.
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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