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Weekend program for gifted students now taking applications

Jul. 10, 2013, 9:15 AM

Vanderbilt University Best Value Colleges

(Vanderbilt University)

Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU) is a residential academic program for gifted students. Over a weekend, students engage in an accelerated two-day course of study designed and taught by Vanderbilt University faculty and scholars. WAVU also provides an opportunity for students to come together to learn and collaborate with a group of like-ability peers.


Gifted students in grades 7-10 who score in the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of cognitive ability or achievement tests.


Fall WAVU will be held the weekend of Oct. 26-27, 2013, and Spring WAVU is scheduled for Feb. 22-23, 2014. Student check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, and check out is on Sunday at 4 p.m.


Classes will be held on Vanderbilt University’s Peabody campus.


Visit the Programs for Talented Youth-WAVU website for more information and to apply, or call Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth at (615) 322-8261.

Contact: Megan Parker Peters, (615) 322-8261