- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Residential, Online
- Provided By: College
- Session Start: June, July
- Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Academic
- Selective: Yes
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $500 - $1,499
VSA is a residential academic program that offers accelerated courses, dynamic recreational activities, and the opportunity for academically gifted students to learn from content experts and each other within a supportive environment.
Who? VSA classes are designed to be accelerated to meet the needs of gifted and high ability students. Because classes are accelerated, we ask applicants to submit eligibility materials so that we can determine if an accelerated course would be a good academic fit for a student. See the section on eligibility for more information.
What? VSA is a residential academic program that offers accelerated courses, dynamic recreational activities, and the opportunity for academically gifted students to learn from content experts and each other within a supportive environment. As a VSA student, you will take accelerated courses with instructors drawn from the wealth of talented faculty and scholars here at Vanderbilt University and in the Nashville community. Outside the classroom, students participate in a variety of evening activities, explore extracurricular enrichment activities and have free time to make new friends.
When? Students attend one of three summer sessions. The dates and length of each session depends on the student’s grade level.
Rising 7th Grade Student? Students who have recently completed 6th grade have the option to attend VSA Session I, where they will spend 5 days and 5 nights living and learning on the Vanderbilt campus.If you are looking for an immersive non-residential option, PTY also offers Career Connections, a day program for rising 7th graders at SAVY. Learn more about Career Connections at SAVY. Rising 7th grade students can attend both the residential VSA and day Career Connections program. Call the PTY office at 615-322-8261 for more information on how to apply for one or both programs.