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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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Oct. 15, 2009—The mission of Programs for Talented Youth is to develop talent in advanced 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 7-12)

Oct. 15, 2009—WAVU will not meet during the 2024-2025 program year. Please check back for future program announcements. To learn more about all of PTY’s current program opportunities, please visit our *For Students* page. Weekend Academy at Vanderbilt University WAVU is an all-day Saturday immersive academic, career-focused experience designed for academically motivated 7th-12th grade students. Enjoy hands-on...

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SAVY (Grades K-6/Rising Grades 1-8)

Oct. 15, 2009—Summer / Saturday Academy at Vanderbilt for the Young (SAVY)   Who? SAVY serves gifted and high-achieving students in kindergarten through grade 6 throughout the year. During the summer, students who have completed 6th or 7th grade (rising 7th or 8th) are eligible to participate in Career Connections at SAVY, a day program within SAVY...

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VSA (Rising Grades 7-12)

Oct. 15, 2009—View VSA 2024 Courses Vanderbilt Summer Academy Vanderbilt Summer Academy is an intentionally designed, accelerated summer experience for academically advanced students, grounded in academic rigor and scholarly exploration, while also focused on fostering a strong sense of community and friendship. Jump to: The VSA Experience | Why VSA? | Dates & Location | Eligibility |...

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