WAVU (Grades 7-10)
Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University
Fall 2013 Session: October 26–27, 2013
Spring 2014 Session: February 22–23, 2014
Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University (WAVU) is a residential academic program for 7th to 10th grade gifted students. Students engage in an accelerated two-day course of study designed and taught by Vanderbilt University faculty and scholars. WAVU offers accelerated and rigorous courses on topics not usually included in middle or high school. WAVU also provides an opportunity for students to come together to learn and collaborate with a group of like-ability peers. Some past WAVU course titles include Forensic Anthropology and Bioarcheology, Chemistry of Microfluidics, and Topics in First Amendment Law .
WAVU check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Check-out is 4 p.m. on Sunday. Students spend approximately 6 hours in class each day. Outside of class they are supervised by WAVU residential staff who plan and facilitate recreation activities including a campus tour of Vanderbilt. Students spend Saturday night at the historic Scarritt-Bennett Center adjacent to the Vanderbilt campus supervised by the WAVU residential staff.