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Apply Now for PTY 2022 Summer Programs

Mar. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth (PTY) is currently accepting applications for Summer 2022 on campus programs for rising 1st-12th grade students through Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (Rising 1st-6th), Career Connections at SAVY (Rising 7th-8th), and Vanderbilt Summer Academy (Rising 7th-12th). We are also accepting applications for our popular virtual program, Mentor Immersion (Rising 11th...

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Spring 2022 Programs Announced!

Oct. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth (PTY) is excited to announce our Spring 2022 opportunities! This spring we will offer a virtual learning option for 10th-12th grade students through our popular Mentor Immersion experience and on-campus Saturday experiences for K-6 grade students through Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY). View the sections below to...

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Mentor Immersion – Fall 2021 Applications Now Available!

Jun. 23, 2021—Are you looking for an academically accelerated learning opportunity for an a learner in your life? Programs for Talented Youth is now accepting applications for our virtual Mentor Immersion Program! Mentor Immersion: A Virtual Research Experience PTY’s Mentor Immersion program is a unique experience offering in-depth exposure in an academic field and the potential for...

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Summer SAVY 2016 (Session 5, Day 4) – Culinary Chemistry (Dr. Lapointe)

Jul. 28, 2016—Day 4 in Culinary Chemistry II was all about two more macromolecules in our food: DNA and enzymes. The students extracted DNA from strawberries and got to take it home in a necklace. (Ask them why we used strawberries to extract DNA). We learned about the enzyme catalase which is found in many fruits and...

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Dec. 15, 2011—Explore PTY Programs   Summer 2022 Program Opportunities We are currently planning to be back on campus for Summer 2022 day and residential experiences. Visit our SAVY (rising 1st-6th), Career Connections at SAVY (rising 7th-8th), and VSA (rising 7th-12th) pages for more information! Applications are being accepted for all Summer 2022 programs. Click here for...

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For Educators

Dec. 15, 2011—Programs for Talented Youth understands the important role educators, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals play in the lives of gifted students. Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute Throughout the year PTY’s Gifted Education Institute offers professional development opportunities for practicing professionals on a variety of topics. Educators and school districts may choose to attend one of the...

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TN Employment Standard FAQ

Dec. 15, 2011—Frequently Asked Questions About the Tennessee Employment Standard: Gifted Education 1.  Will I receive Vanderbilt University course credit as part of the employment standard? No. The Employment Standard is a multi-day workshop. Course credit is not available. 2.  Do I need to apply to Vanderbilt to participate in the Tennessee Employment Standard? No. This workshop...

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Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute

Dec. 14, 2011—Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth is pleased to offer professional development opportunities designed to help educators better serve and support high-ability students. Known collectively as the Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute, we endeavor to develop those who work with them throughout the academic year and summer. Jump to: | Spring 2021 Conference | Summer 2021 Employment Standard...

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Admitted Students

Mar. 11, 2010—Your Online Account You can login to your SchoolDoc account here. If you forgot your password, please click here for more information on resetting it. You can find the VSA student handbook in the Required Forms in your SchoolDoc account. The VSA student handbook contains information about what to expect, a typical schedule for each...

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Teaching Assistants

Jan. 5, 2010—Job Description: Vanderbilt Summer Academy is a summer residential program for academically gifted students. Students typically score in the 95th percentile or higher on a nationally normed achievement test and spend between 1-3 weeks on campus, taking college-level classes taught by Professors, PhD students and content experts. The Teaching Assistant works with the instructor and...

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