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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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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  

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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.   Employment Standard – Professional Development Opportunity Best Practices in Identifying...

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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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Seasonal Employment

Dec. 18, 2009—Programs for Talented Youth offers summer, weekend and online programs for academically advanced students from kindergarten through high school. We rely on dynamic and creative individuals to foster the intellectual, social, and emotional growth of gifted children. For more information about proposing a course for PTY, please visit https://pty.vanderbilt.edu/teach/. Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the...

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Support PTY

Dec. 8, 2009—  YOU Can Make a Difference! Each PTY session we receive requests for financial aid from high-ability students with financial need. Many of these students demonstrate a household income that qualifies them for free or reduced lunch—a severe financial hardship that necessitates further assistance to access our programs. Talent development research suggests that accelerated out-of-school...

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