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SAVY (Grades K-6 Academic Year, Rising 1-7 Summer)

 SAVY at a Glance

 

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 2018 classes are held for three consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. with lunch provided. Spring 2019 classes are held for six consecutive Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. 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 2018 SAVY  Summer 2019 SAVY and Career Connections
Saturday, September 29 – October 13 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 2019 SAVY  Session 5: July 15-19 (8:45AM-3:45PM)*
Saturday, January 26 – March 2  Session 6: July 22-26 (8:45AM-3:45PM)*
9:00AM – 11:45AM Tuition: $550 per session
Tuition: $425
*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.

Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young
2018-2019

Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young
2019

August 7: Fall and Spring courses announced December 14, 2018: Summer 2019 SAVY and Career Connections courses announced
August 14 noon – August 16 noon:
application priority window** for Fall AND
Spring SAVY
January 15 noon – January 17 noon:
application priority window** for Summer 2019 SAVY and Career Connections
September 7: Fall Tuition Deadline After January 17 noon: Applications continue to be accepted on a rolling basis
September 14: Fall Refund Deadline
(for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for
Fall SAVY; no refunds given after this time)
June 10-14: Session 1
June 17-21: Session 2
June 24-28: Session 3
September 29 to October 13: Fall SAVY
(three extended Saturdays; 9:00AM to 2:45PM)
July 8-12Session 4*
July 15-19: Session 5*
December 7: Spring Tuition Deadline July 22-26Session 6*
December 21: Spring Refund Deadline
(withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for
Spring SAVY; no refunds given after this time)
*Career Connections meets at the same time as SAVY during the last three weeks of July
 January 26 to March 2: Spring SAVY
(9:00AM to 11:45AM)

 

** 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, here, for current availability.