There are multiple ways to show eligibility for SIG (Summer Institute for the Gifted) programs.
Here are some frequently asked questions about SIG eligibility and admissions requirements.
Who has to demonstrate eligibility?
Only new students have to submit documentation of SIG eligibility. Returning students should apply by logging in with their existing account. Contact us if you forgot your login information. Returning students do not have to submit new documentation of eligibility.
How do I demonstrate SIG eligibility?
New students must provide evidence of high academic ability, potential, achievement, or creative thinking. New students must submit documentation of ONE of the following:
- Scores in the 95th percentile or above in one content area on a nationally normed standardized test within the last two years. Review the list of accepted tests here.
- Students identified as gifted or who have participated in an academic talent search or local gifted program within the last two years.
- Two Educator Recommendations from student’s core teachers. Submit online or by mail. Students ages 5-8 may submit one Parent Recommendation and one Educator Recommendation.
- Scores in the 95th percentile or above on a nationally normed creative thinking test such as the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking: Figural or Verbal Forms.
- Two Creative Thinking Recommendations from student’s core teachers. Submit online or by mail.
When do I submit documentation of eligibility to SIG?
Documentation can be submitted with your SIG application, or after you submit an application. However, documentation will not be reviewed without a submitted SIG application.
What are the requirements for international students?
International students must meet the requirements stated above, as well as demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency. Details on international student requirements can be found here.
I’m still not sure if my child is eligible for SIG. What should I do?
Call us at 866-303-4744 or schedule a call at your convenience.