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SAVY (Grades K-6 Fall/Spring, Rising 1-7 Summer)

 SAVY at a Glance

SAVY 2019-2020 course offerings coming soon!

Click here to learn more about our Career Connections Program for rising 7th graders

Who? SAVY serves gifted and high-achieving students in Kindergarten through grade 6 during the academic year (Summer, rising 1-6 grade) who typically test around the 95th percentile on an ability test or in at least one content area on a standardized achievement test. Each summer, students in rising 7th grade are eligible to participate in Career Connections at SAVY, a day program within SAVY designed specifically for this age group. Click here for more information about Career Connections at SAVY and other summer opportunities for rising 7th graders. See “Eligibility” section below for more information on student qualification for SAVY or Career Connections.

What? Classes are designed for the academically talented and motivated learner. SAVY offers accelerated courses led by Vanderbilt professors, master teachers, and graduate students. Class size is limited to approximately 14 students for grades K-2 (grades 1-3 in the summer) and 16 students for grades 3-6 (grades 4-7 in the summer). Click here to see the courses for our upcoming sessions!

When? Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 classes are held for three consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with lunch provided. Summer classes are week-long sessions during June and July, Monday through Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Students may register for one or more sessions. Summer SAVY 2019 will offer six, one-week sessions. Course offerings differ per session.

 

Fall 2019 SAVY  Summer 2019 SAVY and Career Connections
Saturdays, Sept 21, Sept 28, and Oct 5 Session 1: June 10-14 (8:45AM-3:45PM)
9:00AM – 2:45PM Session 2: June 17-21 (8:45AM-3:45PM)
 Tuition: $425 (pizza lunch included) Session 3: June 24-28 (8:45AM-3:45PM)
Session 4: July 8-12 (8:45AM-3:45PM)*
Spring 2020 SAVY  Session 5: July 15-19 (8:45AM-3:45PM)*
Saturdays, Feb 8, Feb 15, and Feb 22  Session 6: July 22-26 (8:45AM-3:45PM)*
9:00AM – 2:45PM Tuition: $550 per session
Tuition: $425 (pizza lunch included)
*Career Connections meets at the same time as SAVY during the last three weeks of July

 

Where? On the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University.

Eligibility: Students who typically test around the 95th percentile on an ability test or in at least one content area on a standardized achievement test are eligible to participate in SAVY courses in their area(s) of strength. We accept standardized achievement or ability tests including, but not limited to, the following: RIAS, CogAT, TCAP, ERB, Stanford Achievement Test, OLSAT, Woodcock Johnson, WISC IV. Out-of-level standardized assessments (e.g. Explore, SCAT) are also accepted. While scores around the 95th percentile are typically a strong indication that SAVY is an appropriate curriculum match for a student, feel free to contact the SAVY office for questions about scores that do not meet these criteria, as alternative documentation may be acceptable. Returning SAVY students do not need to resubmit test scores unless their scores are more than three years old. Students without test scores should work with their schools to obtain documentation of their assessments. Click here for more information about the application process and to apply.

 

SAVY Timeline

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young
Fall 2019-Spring 2020

August 6: Fall and Spring courses announced
August 13 noon – August 15 noon: 48-hour application priority window** for Fall AND Spring SAVY
September 6: Fall Tuition Deadline
September 10: Fall Welcome Paperwork Deadline
September 13: Fall Refund Deadline (for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Fall SAVY; no refunds given after this time)
September 21, September 28, October 5: Fall SAVY (three extended Saturdays; 9:00AM to 2:45PM)
December 6: Spring Tuition Deadline
December 20: Spring Refund Deadline (withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Spring SAVY; no refunds given after this time)
January 28: Spring Welcome Paperwork Deadline
February 8, February 15, February 22: Spring SAVY(three extended Saturdays; 9:00AM to 2:45PM)

 

** Applying during the priority window does not guarantee admission, but it increases your child’s chances of being admitted. If space in a course remains after the 48-hour priority window, courses will be filled on a first-come, first-served system, based on availability and eligibility. A waitlist will be maintained for all full courses. Please check the SAVY course page for the session you are interested in to view our current availability.