Summer Institute for the Gifted

at University of California at Berkeley

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The Last Days of SIG Are Upon Us

We have had an amazing three weeks here at SIG UC Berkeley. There have been many academic lessons, engaging experiments, thought-provoking discussions, and most importantly moments that will last a lifetime. It has been a pleasure having your children with us for the past three weeks, and I can speak for my entire staff; Instructors, Counselors, RAs, Housemasters, all of the Deans, and our office staff; when I say, "we hope they left happy". Here are a few more pictures from the last week, and we have included some important information about the closing ceremony. Thank you for sending your child to SIG UC Berkeley this summer; it has been an honor to have them with us.

Tony Curtis, Site Director

Counselor Reflection:
Throughout these past three weeks, I have been blessed to lead the most amazing group of students I have ever worked with. Together, we have supported, challenged, inspired, and cared for one another in the spirit of friendship and learning. SIG has taught me many things and has given me many reasons to smile, but the most influential of all the lessons I learned was from the students themselves.- Harry Crimi
Counselor Reflection:
SIG was not only a wonderful learning experience for me, but it was also an opportunity to meet and work closely with some very smart and talented kids. - Dan Martucci
Counselor Reflection:
My girls are so much cooler than I was at their age. They have taught me so much about life, anime, One Direction, soccer players, desserts, and the importance of asking questions. I am forever thankful. - Emily Oviedo

"Happy" Video by Sean's Group

SIG Happy Video Sean

Reminder About the Thursday's Closing Ceremony and Friday's Departure

July 10th Closing Ceremony arrival 4:30 pm for a 4:45 pm start-ALL STUDENTS and PARENTS are invited to this event. This is the last day of the program for Commuter Students. University parking is available at the Underhill Parking Garage that is across the street from our residence halls: 2650 Haste Street.

At the Closing Ceremony, you will get to hear about your child’s unique, three-week SIG experience from myself, the Academic Dean, the Student Life Dean, a few student speakers, and through our SIG slideshow highlighting all of the great moments from the session. Please join us to celebrate the experiences, accomplishments, and memories of your child’s time with us.

Commuter students will leave campus after the Closing Ceremony, while Residential students will have dinner, pack their bags, and get ready for our last event: The Last Dance. On July 11th, students will have their final breakfast together at 8:00 am, and you may pick them up from 9:00 am to 11:30 am.

Summer Institute for the Gifted at UC Berkeley

Tony Curtis-Site Director ucbsd@aifs.com
Lauren Brantley-Academic Dean ucbsigad@aifs.com
Jameil Floyd-Student Life Dean ucbsigrd@aifs.com
Amie Fong, RN-Nurse ucbsignurse@aifs.com 510-664-0842
Office Email ucbsigstaff@aifs.com (510)612-9542