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A free public day school on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Prospective Students

  • The 2015-2016 application is now available! Visit the How to Apply page.
  • Tours for prospective students: Jan. 30 and Feb. 27 
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News

The Daily Beast ranked more than 700 of the country’s public high schools using six key indicators. Ranked #30, The Davidson Academy is one of the "2014 Top Public High Schools in America." The Davidson Academy is also ranked #8 on the "25 Best High Schools in the West" list.

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

Watch the Overview Video or click here to view more news clips.

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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.