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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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Residential Proctors

Jan. 5, 2010—Residential Proctor Job Description & Qualifications Program Dates and Times: Online Training Onsite Training: May 31 – June 7 3 Sessions operating June-July Session 1: June 9 – 14 Session 2: June 16 – 28 Session 3: July 7 – 26 Break Week: July 1-5 Job Description: A Vanderbilt Proctor serves as in-residence counselor and...

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Seasonal Employment

Dec. 18, 2009—Programs for Talented Youth offers summer and weekend programs for gifted 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 the 2019 Summer Season, please visit https://pty.vanderbilt.edu/teach/. Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young...

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Support PTY

Dec. 8, 2009—YOU Can Make a Difference! Each PTY session we receive requests for aid from highly able 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 programs,...

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Accelerated Programs

Dec. 7, 2009—What does the research say about extra curricular accelerated academic programs for the gifted? When gifted students participate in extra-curricular, accelerated academic programs, such as those offered by PTY, they: Enjoy greater academic challenges than in their typical school experience (Mills, Ablard, & Lynch, 1992) Are more likely to take advanced high school courses in...

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Benefits of Programs

Dec. 3, 2009—What are the academic and social benefits of participating in Programs for Talented Youth programs? FOR SAVY Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young provides Saturday and summer opportunities for academically advanced students in grades K-6. Research-based curriculum found to be effective with promising students is implemented in most of the SAVY classrooms. Vanderbilt students...

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How to Apply

Nov. 19, 2009—There are two application options: 01. Complete the SAVY application online. With this option, you may upload test scores and select a preferred payment method for the $35 nonrefundable application fee. 02. Complete the PDF application and send to PTY via mail. Include a check or money order, made payable to Vanderbilt University-PTY, for the...

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Tamra Stambaugh

Oct. 27, 2009—Tamra Stambaugh, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Programs for Talented Youth and an Assistant Research Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Stambaugh conducts research in gifted education with a focus on students living in rural settings, students of poverty, and curriculum and instructional interventions that promote gifted student learning. She is the co-author/editor of...

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Research

Oct. 15, 2009—The mission of Programs for Talented Youth is to develop talent in gifted students and those who work with them.  Therefore we focus our area of study on the factors that impact the development of talent across the lifespan and how participation in extra-curricular accelerated academic programs impact student performance both socially and academically. PTY...

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WAVU Tuition & Financial Assistance

Oct. 15, 2009—Application Fee A $35 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application. This may be paid by credit or debit card as part of the online application, or with a check or money order made payable to Vanderbilt University – PTY. Tuition A tuition statement will be sent once your student is admitted...

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