PTY Summer 2021 Programs
Programs for Talented Youth will not be offering our on-campus residential program, Vanderbilt Summer Academy, during Summer 2021.
We will continue to offer virtual programs this summer through PTY Online Academy and Mentor Immersion.
We are hopeful that we may also be able to offer some select on-campus day/commuter program opportunities for rising 1st through 12th grade students in late June and throughout July. Stay tuned for more information to be posted by the end of March about the possibility of these on-campus day/commuter programs.
See the sections below to learn more about PTY’s upcoming learning options for Summer 2021.
PTY Online Academy
PTY Online Academy is an online learning opportunity for students in rising grades 3-12 that offers synchronous and asynchronous experiences for the academically advanced student in your life. In the summer, students enroll in one class that meets live and online for approximately 2 hours a day for two weeks or 4 hours a day for one week. Outside of class, students complete asynchronous assignments and meet during office hours with their instructor or teaching assistant, as needed, for additional help or enrichment. Class sizes vary with a maximum of 20 students per class. Each class includes a teaching assistant and instructor. PTY Online Academy offers a variety of course and meeting time options to fit unique schedules.
Summer 2021 courses and times will be announced on our the PTY Online Academy page of our website the week of March 15, 2021.
Mentor Immersion: A Virtual Research Experience at PTY
PTY’s mentorship program is a unique experience offering in-depth exposure in a field and the potential for independent research or a culminating product to be created with expert feedback from a content expert/mentor. Applications for summer Mentor Immersion and Rising Expert experiences will open on February 8.
This virtual program includes the following summer program options and opportunities:
- Mentor Immersion (Summer Experience): During the summer, the Mentor Immersion virtual program runs for three months and is offered for rising 11th and 12th grade students.
- Rising Expert: Mini Immersion (Summer Experience): This program is a specific one-month virtual program designed for rising 9th and 10th grade students.
On-Campus Day/Commuter Programs
As noted above, we are hopeful that we may also be able to offer some select on-campus day/commuter program opportunities for rising 1st through 12th grade students in late June and throughout July. Stay tuned for more information to be posted by the end of March about the possibility of these on-campus day/commuter programs.