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Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth announces summer courses

Dec. 12, 2016, 3:10 PM

(image courtesy of Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth)

(image courtesy of Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth)

Are you looking for a summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? There is no need to look past your own backyard.

Programs for Talented Youth provides opportunities for advanced learners to take accelerated courses in a creative, supportive and rigorous environment on the Vanderbilt University campus.

Throughout the year, PTY offers fast-paced, accelerated coursework taught by Vanderbilt faculty, scholars and content experts for academically talented and motivated students in grades K-12. During the summer, students can participate in one of the following PTY programs depending on their age:

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) is a weekday program (9 a.m.–3:45 p.m. each day) designed specifically for qualifying gifted students in rising first through seventh grades. Six different one-week session options are available. Students sign up for one SAVY class per session and can enroll in multiple sessions throughout the summer. From computational astrophysics to robotic programming to economics to law school 101, SAVY is bound to have a class that fits your gifted child’s interests. The Summer SAVY 2017 Application Priority Window is from noon Jan. 10 to noon Jan. 11, but you can check out our courses now.

Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA) is a residential program for qualifying gifted students in rising eighth through 12th grades. Students at VSA experience life on a college campus as they engage in accelerated coursework in an area of interest and talent while living in a vibrant social community of intellectual peers from across the globe. Courses vary by session/grade level and include offerings in disciplines that range from philosophy to engineering and everything in between. Read more about each course on our website to see if nuclear technology or behavioral economics, creative writing or bioarcheology is the course that sparks interest in your gifted student. Vanderbilt Summer Academy begins accepting applications at noon Feb. 2. Submit your application by noon on Feb. 9 for the best chance at placement in a top-choice course.

To learn more about SAVY, VSA or other Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth summer programs, as well as services for educators and students during the school year, visit the PTY website.