SAVY (Grades K-6, Rising 1-7)
SAVY at a Glance
Who? Gifted students in Kindergarten and grades 1–6 (Summer, rising 1-7) who typically test at the 95th percentile and above on either verbal or nonverbal sections of academic achievement or ability tests. See “Eligibility” section below for more information on student qualification.
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 1-3 and 16 students for grades 4-7. Summer SAVY 2016 will offer five sessions. Course offerings differ per session.
When? Spring and fall classes will be held six Saturday mornings in a row, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Summer classes are held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. for sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5, with half-day and full-day options available during session 4 (9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and/or 12:45 to 3:45 p.m.).
Fall 2016 SAVY
Saturdays, September 24 – October 29
9:00AM – 11:45AM
Spring 2017 SAVY
Saturdays, January 28 – March 4
9:00AM – 11:45AM
Where? On the Peabody Campus of Vanderbilt University.
Eligibility: Students who test at the 95th percentile and above on a standardized achievement or ability test are eligible to participate in SAVY courses in their area of strength(s). We accept any standardized achievement or ability test 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. 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.
Saturday/Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young 2016-2017
August 2: Fall and Spring courses Announced
August 9 noon – August 10 noon:
24-hour application launch window for Fall AND Spring SAVY
September 9: Fall tuition due
September 16: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Fall SAVY
September 24-October 29: Fall SAVY (six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
December 9: Spring tuition due
January 13: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Spring SAVY
January 28-March 4: Spring SAVY (six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)