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Summer Institute for the Gifted

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Mike Liberty
(203) 399-5187

Afterschool Gifted Program for Youths to be Held in Holmdel This Fall

HOLMDEL, NJ, August 2, 2012 – The Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG), one of the nation’s leading gifted summer programs, today announced the launch of an afterschool program for academically talented students in grades 4 through 6 at Indian Hill School in Holmdel, New Jersey.

The 10-week program begins on Tuesday, October 2 and is held each Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm through December 11. The program is open to all students – not just students attending Indian Hill School. The deadline for registration is September 21, 2012.

Students attending the program choose from one of three courses. These courses offer students curriculum beyond what is offered during the school day, are wide ranging in potential interest areas for individualized learning and engage students in hands-on learning while applying school content through speaking, writing, researching, analyzing, reasoning and questioning.

“SIG is delighted to make the same high-level programming that has made our summer sessions so popular available to students after school during the academic year,” states Barbara Swicord, Ed.D., President and CEO of SIG. “By offering these types of programs during afterschool hours, we are able to support the academically gifted students in achieving their fullest potential.”

SIG has also announced that the new program at Indian Hill School will also be held this winter from January 8 through March 19. The registration deadline for this winter session is December 15.

The mission of SIG is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs. SIG is a program of the National Society for Gifted and Talented (NSGT), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

SIG’s prestigious three-week residential program for gifted children ages 9-17, is held at ten of American’s finest college campuses: Amherst College, Bryn Mawr College, Emory University, Princeton University, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, the University of Chicago, UT Austin, Vassar College and Yale University. The SIG Day Program is offered for younger students ages 4-12 at campuses across the country.

Interested families and educators can request brochures, scholarship information and materials about the new SIG afterschool program at Indian Hill School, by calling SIG at (866) 303-4744, ext. 5159, or by e-mail at Visit SIG on the web at

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SIG is a program of the National Society for Gifted and Talented (NSGT), a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In 2011 alone, over 2,500 academically gifted students in Kindergarten through 11th grade participated in SIG programs. SIG is a program of the National Society for the Gifted and Talented and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.