Welcome to Signum Academy
Signum Academy offers a variety of extracurricular educational activities for young people. Join us for conversations about books, language-learning opportunities, and much more!
Signum Academy Clubs
Signum Academy Clubs are online extracurricular groups that help kids and teens learn remotely through Signum’s interactive classroom. Join a book club, learn a new language, or practice writing skills. Lots of opportunities are available for young people to talk and learn together in a safe, remote educational environment.
Clubs meet for two 1-hour sessions per week with groups containing students in similar age groups (3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, and 9th – 12th grade). Students will also receive activities and assignments to complete between club meetings.
Students can explore the magic of the written word through weekly book club discussions with their peers. They will practice critical reading skills and learn how literature makes us more empathetic, creative, and productive.
Aspiring authors will receive weekly encouragement and prompts to improve their craft. A variety of exercises in different styles of writing will help them hone their skills, and they will learn how to give and receive feedback in a constructive way.
Learning a foreign language can be hard, but in Conversation Club, students will get plenty of practice to help them reach fluency quickly. Teachers use immersive language-learning techniques to help young people acquire language conversation skills in a fun, interactive way.
Learning how to read and interpret ancient texts can be a fun and rewarding experience. Students will learn how to decipher old writings in a specific language, as well as develop the skills to decode other languages they may want to learn later in life.
Clubs are offered on a monthly subscription basis for $90/child (about $10/hour). Discounts are available for multiple subscriptions, group rates, and schools or other organizations. For more information, click the Pricing Details button below or email [email protected].
Signum Academy on Twitch
Signum Academy is now streaming on the Signum Twitch channel on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 7:30pm Eastern Time. Come join us for discussions of favorite books – all ages are welcome!
For the remainder of 2020, we’ll be looking at Philip Pullman’s work:
- September: Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm
- October: Clockwork, or All Wound Up
- November: The Scarecrow and His Servant
- December: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter
About Signum University
Signum University is an online institution devoted to making high-quality education accessible and affordable, while connecting a vibrant community of academics and literature enthusiasts. We offer Master’s coursework and many free programs exploring works of imaginative literature (science fiction, fantasy, fairy tales, etc.).
Signum runs a wide array of public education programs through its Mythgard Institute, which specializes in innovative online teaching on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, as well as other fantasy and science fiction stories. Now, Signum is expanding our programming to kids through Signum Academy’s Reading Camp program.