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For Educators

Dec. 15, 2011—Programs for Talented Youth understands the important role educators, counselors, psychologists, and other professionals play in the lives of gifted students. Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute Throughout the year PTY’s Gifted Education Institute offers professional development opportunities for practicing professionals on a variety of topics. Educators and school districts may choose to attend one of the...

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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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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 (Grades 7-10)

Oct. 15, 2009—WAVU at a Glance   Apply for the WAVU 2018-19 season here! New to WAVU or coming back for more? Join us for the next Weekend at Vanderbilt University (WAVU) this fall or spring – or both. We’re excited to share our next course offerings with you, so be sure to check out your lab choices...

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

Oct. 15, 2009— 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...

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VSA (Rising 7-12)

Oct. 15, 2009—VSA at a Glance VSA 2019 Application Coming Soon! Application inquiries may be directed to Check out the 2018 catalog for more information! Who? Gifted students and advanced learners in rising grades 7-12 who typically test at the 95th percentile and above in one or multiple areas of the ACT, SAT, or PSAT tests. See “Eligibility” section below...

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