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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 programs are designed and implemented with the latest research in gifted education in mind. We also contribute to the shared knowledge within the academic field through publications and research. Student evaluation data by program are also collected and analyzed as part of our ongoing program improvement process.

What does the research say about extra curricular accelerated academic programs for the gifted?

How do PTY programs align with current research?

What are the academic and social benefits of participating in Programs for Talented Youth programs?

What publications are available from PTY and Vanderbilt faculty?