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“The community at the Academy is very unique. Not only are there exceptional teachers to help you get past any hurdle, but there are also highly intelligent peers everywhere. What is most important here, however, is the diverse and interesting student body.”

- Davidson Academy Graduate

Uniquely Designed For Profoundly Gifted Students

Classes grouped by ability, not age.

Currently accepting applications for 2018-19 school year.

Davidson Academy's Two Options

The Davidson Academy offers two educational options specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students – an online school for those living anywhere in the U.S. and a day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for local residents.

Both options are centered on a rigorous academic environment where students interact with their intellectual peers. Academy classes are grouped by ability rather than by age, providing profoundly gifted students an educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests.

The 2018-2019 applications are open for both the Online High School and Reno day school. The Academy is designed for students who score in 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Visit the Academy's website for more details.

Online High School
Starting with eighth grade for students living anywhere in United States

Opened in the fall of 2017, the Davidson Academy Online High School offers a rigorous and personalized education for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the United States. The Online High School takes the best of a Davidson Academy education and builds a robust online community where students thrive. This online, accredited option is designed to be different from a traditional online education. Courses provide authentic opportunities each school day for students to collaborate and engage with their intellectual and same-aged peers using telecommunication tools. Online students benefit from:

  • Live, synchronous sessions
  • Quality peer interactions
  • Small class sizes
  • Responsive, caring instructors
  • Guidance counseling
  • College planning
  • Personalized Learning Plans
  • Embedded opportunities for socialization

Day School on University of Nevada, Reno campus
For middle and high school students

For more than a decade, the Davidson Academy's free public day school located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus has been serving profoundly gifted middle and high school students who move to or live in the Reno area. Academics at the Davidson Academy are guided by flexibility, opportunity and rigorous engagement. The Academy’s teaching methods focus on thinking skills and a sincere regard for the uniqueness of each individual learner.

This learning environment is particularly suited to the needs of extremely bright students in other respects as well. The interpersonal and instructional dynamics at the Academy are an atmosphere that is vibrant with intellectual energy and dialogue. Academy students may also enroll in courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, under a dual enrollment agreement.

Students at the Davidson Academy have the opportunity to participate in many clubs and extracurricular activities throughout the school year. From the Fall Festival and Winter Dance to Pi Day and Spirit Week, there is always something fun happening!

“The Davidson Academy is more than a laundry list of opportunities forged or found, it’s more than an ‘intellectual environment’, more than a ‘rigorous education’. It’s a home. Credits, resumes, numbers on a page, all fall away in the face of what is truly amazing about this place . . . In some way or another, we’ve all found our tribes, our people, an aspect of ourselves we never realized we were missing, and I cannot conceive of a place where we could possibly be more content.”

- Davidson Academy Graduate

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