Summer Gifted Program At Denison Announces Registration Deadline
Posted: February 4, 2002
The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), a three-week academic, social and recreational summer experience for gifted students, will return to the campus of Denison University in Granville for the fourth year in the summer of 2002. This is the 19th annual program planned by the Parsippany, N.J.-based organization. Students in grades four through 11 can choose from a variety of more than 80 academic, art and recreational courses such as math, theatre, sculpture, computer science and writing.
SIG courses are intended to cultivate student interests and talents while allowing them to experience life on a college campus. The program is offered at six college campuses: Amherst College, Mass.; Vassar College, N.Y.; Bryn Mawr College, Pa.; Drew University, N.J.; the George School, Pa.; and Denison.
The deadline to apply is March 15, 2002. Students are encouraged to apply early as admission to SIG is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Program fees are approximately $3,000, including room, board, and education. Students must meet certain academic criteria to participate. To request a 2002 SIG catalog, which includes complete course descriptions and an application, call either the Parsippany office at 866-303-4744 or the Midwest Regional Office at Denison University at 740-587-2710. Additional information can be found on the SIG website which can be accessed at www.cgp-sig.com.
An open house on the Denison campus is set for Saturday, April 27.The program begins at 9 a.m. with registration, followed by a two hour program presentation and a buffet luncheon. In the afternoon, informal question-and-answer sesions and escorted tours of the campus take place. If you wish to attend the Denison SIG open house program to learn more about the program contact the Midwest Regional Office at 740-587-2710.
In addition to academics, SIG creates the opportunity to create friendships, social growth, and cultural exchange. In 2001, SIG attracted a geographically and culturally rich student population from more than 43 states and 20 other countries. Founded in 1984, the program has grown to include 1,600 participants. SIG blends a challenging academic experience, an opportunity for cultural exchange and social growth with recreation and traditional summer camp fun. SIG is a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study (Stamford, Conn.), which has been a leader in organizing educational exchange programs for more than 37 years.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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