Online Courses

Davidson Academy Online is fully accredited and an extension of the school that opened more than 10 years ago on the University of Nevada, Reno campus to support the unique needs of our nation's brightest students. Now, the Davidson Academy Online School makes it possible for students to earn a Davidson Academy high school diploma without relocating to Reno, Nev.

Core Values of Davidson Academy Online Courses

Davidson Academy Online courses are designed specifically for profoundly gifted students based on courses taught at the Davidson Academy's day school in Reno. All courses will adhere to the following core values:

  • Rigor – Courses will have an appropriate level of rigor that will challenge students to achieve in a supportive online classroom that encourages academic risk and growth.
  • Personalization – Courses will provide students with a highly supportive learning environment that will address the needs of individual learners and provide opportunities for student voice in learning.
  • Critical Thinking – Courses will provide opportunities for participants to think critically, form and support opinions, and experience a variety of perspectives.
  • Rich Discourse – Courses will rely on a rich and authentic two-way discourse between all participants.
  • Collaboration – Courses will contain synchronous instructional elements that require collaboration among participants.
  • Flexibility – Courses will have a flexible learning plan so that they are responsive to the needs of individual students.

English

Critical Reading and Writing
Composition and Analysis
Introduction to Literary Studies
American Literature
British Literature

Math

Algebra I
Algebra II
Geometry
Pre-Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus I/II
Calculus II

Science

Physical Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Advanced Biology
Advanced Physics

History

Early Civilizations
Modern History
History of the United States 
Principles of American Government

World Language

Chinese I
Chinese II
Spanish Fundamentals
Intermediate Spanish

Electives

Animation
Astronomy
Comparative Mythology
Computer Technology
Computer Technology II
Creative Writing
Financial Literacy
Fitness
Health
Photography
Science Fiction
Science of Happiness
Yearbook