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.).
Spring SAVY 2016
Saturdays, January 23 – February 27
Summer SAVY 2016
Session 1: June 13-17
Session 2: June 20-24
Session 3: June 27-July 1
Session 4: July 11-22 (two-week session)
Session 5: July 25-29
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.
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August 5: Fall and Spring courses Announced
August 18 noon – August 19 noon:
24-hour application launch window for Fall AND Spring SAVY
September 11: Fall tuition due
September 18: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Fall SAVY
September 26-October 31: Fall SAVY (six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
December 1: Summer 2016 courses Announced
December 8 noon – December 9 noon:
24-hour application launch window for Summer SAVY 2016
December 11: Spring tuition due
January 8: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Spring SAVY
January 23-February 27: Spring SAVY (six Saturdays; 9AM to 11:45AM)
April 22, 2016: Summer tuition due
May 6, 2016: Deadline for withdrawal with a 50% tuition refund for Summer SAVY
June 13-17: Summer SAVY Session 1 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)
June 20-24: Summer SAVY Session 2 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)
June 27-July 1: Summer SAVY Session 3 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)
July 11-22: Summer SAVY Session 4 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM; Half-day options 9AM to 11:45AM or 12:45PM to 3:45PM also available)
July 25-29: Summer SAVY Session 5 (M-F; 9AM to 3:45PM)