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The Davidson Academy is listed in The Washington Post's annual "Top-performing schools with elite students".

Congratulations to Davidson Academy's Science Bowl Team for winning the 2016 Nevada competition!

Academy student Paul Novak was selected as one of two apprentice composers for the National Youth Orchestra-USA.

Academy student Matthew Bauer is the grand prize winner of the Nevada State Science Fair and will compete nationally at Intel ISEF this spring.

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A FREE Public Day School for Profoundly Gifted Learners

You are unique.
We think your education should be too.

Our mission is to offer you advanced educational opportunities designed to specifically serve your needs, interests and goals.

In addition, we provide:
  • A Personalized Learning Plan (PLP) that serves as a tool to guide us in meeting your unique needs;
  • A wide range of courses and learning options, including: choices of levels of study to pursue in each of your courses; university honors courses; independent study opportunities; research opportunities; and more;
  • The opportunity to build friendships, pursue extra-curricular activities, contribute to the community, and learn with intellectual peers;
  • Access to the intellectual, cultural, athletic resources on the UNR campus, the Reno/Tahoe area, and the beauty of the Sierra Mountains.

*Eligible candidates have SAT, ACT or IQ scores in the top 1/10th of 1%, and perform academically at the middle or high school level.

Not a charter school, the Davidson Academy is a third type of public school, called a "university school for profoundly gifted pupils" created by the Nevada State Legislature in 2005, Nevada Revised Statute 392A.