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Our Courses

SAVY gives gifted students the chance to learn something new about the world as well as themselves — who they are, what they love, and what their minds can accomplish! Our classes are taught 2-3 years above a student’s current grade, and our classes are unlike those students are going to find almost anywhere else at their age, such as microbiology, archaeology, and even philosophy to name a few.

Whether they take advantage of our fall/spring Saturday morning classes, or spend all week with us during the summer, SAVY students will be introduced to the skills and tools experts use to approach and solve problems.

 Fall 2016 SAVY  Summer 2017 SAVY (M-F; 9AM-3:45PM)
 Saturdays, September 24 – October 29  Session 1: June 12 – 16
 9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 2: June 19 – 23
Session 3: June 26 – 30
 Spring 2017 SAVY Session 4: July 10 – 14
 Saturdays, January 28 – March 4 Session 5: July 17 – 21
 9:00AM – 11:45AM Session 6: July 24 – 28

Faculty

Many of our instructors are Vanderbilt Ph.D. students, professors, and content experts. SAVY students can begin to gain a deeper understanding of the tools and skills experts use to address complex problems because they are being taught by experts themselves. Vanderbilt graduate students and educators serve as teaching assistants.

Assessment

Parents will receive written feedback about their students when the program is over. There are no grades or homework in SAVY courses. This frees students to get creative and to think critically without fear of failure.