With over 30 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, complex, and creative thinking skills. Courses include a wide range of disciplines, allowing students to enhance existing talents while acquiring new ones. These multiple fields include humanities; STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math); multi-disciplinary areas; and visual and performing arts. Fitness and recreational opportunities such as fencing and self-defense are also available.
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 some 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 may 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.
SIG welcomes gifted, creative, and academically talented students of all kinds and celebrates the enrichment provided by diversity. The student body is typically composed of approximately 70% American and 30% international students with variance by campus.
While all other site programs are 3 weeks in length, our University of Miami program offers a 2-week program. A commuter or an extended commuter (Princeton) 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.
As many school districts across the country face crippling budget and funding cuts, gifted education programs are being reduced or eliminated. As this trend continues, increased numbers of gifted children are not provided sufficient guidance to maximize their full potential through school programs.
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