PTY Summer 2021 Programs
Programs for Talented Youth will continue to offer virtual programs during Summer 2021 through PTY Online Academy and Mentor Immersion.
We will not be offering our on-campus residential program, Vanderbilt Summer Academy, or day program, Summer Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young, during Summer 2021.
See the sections below to learn more about PTY’s upcoming virtual 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 classes that meets live and online for approximately 3 hours a day for one week (rising 3rd-4th grade) or two weeks (rising 5th-12th grade). 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. Each class will be capped at approximately 14-16 students for 3rd-6th grade and 18-20 students for 7th-12th grades. 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 March 19, 2021. The priority application window is March 30 at noon to April 6 at noon with rolling admission starting after April 6 if spaces are still available. We recommend applying during the priority window for your best chance of being placed in your top choice class.
Virtual Mentorship Experiences 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.
This virtual program includes the following summer program options and opportunities. Click the program titles below to learn more:
- 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 Experts: Mini Immersion (Summer Experience): This program is a specific one-month virtual program designed for rising 9th and 10th grade students.
Applications are now being accepted for summer Mentor Immersion and Rising Expert (June & July sessions).