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COVID-19 Information

Statement Concerning COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Programs:

(Updated June 16, 2020)

July Summer SAVY programs have been cancelled for Summer 2020. We are disappointed that we will not see your child on our campus this summer. If you are looking for some lesson ideas to keep your child engaged, check out our guided, parent-led lessons and resources.

If you have a middle or high school student be sure to check out our upcoming online course options.

Also, visit our website and monitor our social media platforms as more K-12th grade learning opportunities will be coming soon!

Statement Concerning COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Programs:

(Updated April 3, 2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of everyone’s health and safety, we regretfully announce that PTY has cancelled all 2020 Vanderbilt Summer Academy (VSA) residential programs and June Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY) courses. Decisions regarding July SAVY and July Career Connections at SAVY will be made by June 1, 2020. If you are registered for one of our summer student programs, please check your email for more specific details regarding options for refunds or credit toward future PTY programs, including summer online learning opportunities. An email has been sent to all admitted families and families on waiting lists.

Statement Concerning COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Programs:

(Updated March 20, 2020)

Vanderbilt University has instituted a remote work period for employees from March 16 – April 11, 2020. Therefore, your PTY team is now working remotely as we plan for summer. You may still contact us by phone or email. Please note that when attempting to contact us by phone, you will need to leave a voicemail message. All PTY staff are monitoring their voicemail, and we will call you back promptly.

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and plan to provide more specific program information in mid-April. In the meantime, we are operating under current policies with the exception of international students who have travel restrictions to the US, as outlined in our March 12 update listed below.

We have also received a lot of questions about what happens with your paid tuition if PTY must cancel programs. Should PTY be forced to cancel programs you will have the option to choose a full refund or a credit toward a future program for all tuition you have paid less the nonrefundable application fee.

Updates will continue to be posted on this website and we will email you with more specific logistical information, as necessary. For more information about the actions Vanderbilt is taking to address COVID-19 visit www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus.

We also want to take a moment to acknowledge everyone who has reached out to us and thank you for your understanding, kindness, and patience as we continue to navigate this complex situation we are all experiencing. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have questions.

Statement Concerning COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Programs:

(Updated March 12, 2020)

On March 12, 2020 Vanderbilt University announced that they are moving fully to online and alternative learning for the remainder of the semester. This decision was made as a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The university remains open and we continue to monitor the situation. For information and updates related to the broad set of actions Vanderbilt University is taking to address this public health situation, please visit www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus.

As PTY Summer programs are three months away, we continue to plan for exciting summer programs and hope you are doing the same.  As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we are in constant communication with Vanderbilt leadership who is guiding our response.

We understand that Programs for Talented Youth families need to have information in a timely manner. We will regularly update our website and send emails with specific information as deemed necessary.  All policies including refunds and tuition payments are in place as stated with the exception of international students who live in countries with travel bans to the United States. These individuals may cancel with a full refund less the nonrefundable application fee.  We anticipate more specific information about program logistics to be available in mid-April. In the meantime, please continue to check the home page of our website for regularly updated information.

Statement Concerning COVID-19 and Summer 2020 Programs:

(Updated March 9, 2020)

On March 9, 2020 Vanderbilt University announced that they are suspending all in-person classes through at least March 30. This decision was made as a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The university remains open, and university offices will actively review the situation to determine if and when in-person classes may resume.

Your student’s health and safety is also our primary concern. Since summer is three months away, it is too early to make major decisions about summer 2020 program logistics.

However, please know that we are continuing our planning for summer programs to take place as designed while closely monitoring the situation.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, we are in constant communication with Vanderbilt leadership who is guiding our response. We will communicate new information as we know more. For up-to-date information, Vanderbilt University has a website where you can monitor what is going on at the university: www.vanderbilt.edu/coronavirus.

We understand that Programs for Talented Youth families need to have information regarding possible modifications or cancellations in a timely manner. Because of this, Vanderbilt University and Programs for Talented Youth will provide more pertinent and specific information as available. At this time, this information is anticipated to be provided in mid-April. Please check the home page of our website regularly for updated information. At this time, all previously stated policies including refunds and tuition deadlines are in place. The exception to this is for international students who are in countries with travel bans. Students from these countries may choose to cancel with a full refund less the nonrefundable application fee.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at any time if you have any questions or if we can provide additional information.