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What’s New at SIG 2020

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Find out what's new at the Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) 2020

2020 marks the 36th year of the Summer Institute for the Gifted providing summer academic programs for gifted, talented, and creative youth. Our mission to support gifted and talented education remains unwavering.

We are introducing several exciting changes in 2020 that emphasize the fantastic features and benefits of SIG!

Our new tagline mirrors our commitment to enriching young minds:

Explore Your Summer. Expand Your Mind.

-New SIG 2020 tagline

Our curriculum is now called the SIG STEAM+ Curriculum, describing how our courses take a multidisciplinary approach and weave the in-demand fields of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) with humanities and fitness. The new SIG logo incorporates several fun colors to illustrate each facet of STEAM.

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) new 2020 logo represents the STEAM focused curriculum

Our programs have been renamed to reflect our commitment to nurturing future leaders and lifelong learners. The Innovators Program (formerly SIG Residential) offers students ages 9-17 Residential, Day, and Day + Evenings & Saturdays options. The Investigators Program (formerly SIG Day) offers Full Day and Half Day (a.m. or p.m.) program options to students ages 5-12.

Exciting New Courses

Over 40 new courses are joining classic SIG courses!

New Courses for Multiple Age Groups

Animated Storytelling: Stage, Snap, Repeat!SIG Olympics: Are You Game?
Lock, Pop, & Hip HopMelodious Music
Mindfulness Through MovementPodcast Production

New Courses for Ages 5-6

Pop into Balloon ScienceMagical Science Fun
Factory Fun

New Courses for Ages 7-8

Civil Engineering: Builders at WorkSave a Tree: Save a Habitat
Concepts of Coding and EngineeringGaming: From Concept to Cash

New Courses for Ages 9-10

De-Extinction: Delightful or Disastrous?The Animalian Brain: Genius Genus
Tiny Homes: Huge Impact!Amusement Park Physics
Bartering to Bitcoin: The Evolution of Currency

New Courses for Ages 11-12

Youth Issues: Overcoming ObstaclesAdvanced Scratch™ Programming
Leadership on the HorizonSphero™ Robotics
The Art and Science of ThinkingSports Franchise Development

New Courses for Ages 13-14

Freedom of Speech: Controversy and CultureNuclear Weapons: Protections and Politics
Discrete MathRare Earth Metals: Abundant Uses
Pandemic PreparednessNavigating AI Robotics
Institutional Decision-Making

New Courses for Ages 15-17

Criminology: Reform, Rehabilitation, and RestorationBionic Humans: Artificial Organs to the Rescue!
Mob PoliticsThe Culture of Inequality
Astrophysics: Real Star Power!Fundamentals of Mathematical Modeling
Big Data: The Age of AnalysisEnvironmental Causes of Disease
The Elusive Goal of Peace
What's new at Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) 2020


Andrea hernandez October 27, 2019 - 6:08 pm

I have a question regarding some of the programs available for 13-14 year old

Ashley Jossick October 28, 2019 - 11:48 am

Hi Andrea!
We would be happy to answer any questions about the programs. You can reach us at 866-303-4744 or Sig.Info@GiftedStudy.org.

Shirley Wong October 28, 2019 - 7:13 am

Can I have a copy of all your program mail it to me ?

Ashley Jossick October 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm

Hi Shirley!
You can call us at 866-303-4744 to request a brochure by mail or complete the form at https://www.giftedstudy.org/brochure.asp to receive a copy by email. Let us know if you have any questions, we are happy to help. Thank you!


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