ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL 

Online High School - Qualification Criteria

The Davidson Academy Online High School is specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted high school students, starting with eighth-grade courses. 

We strongly recommend that applicants have experience with online learning, especially a synchronous component (live sessions). Applicants should be between 12 and 16 years old as of Sept. 30, 2018, progressing through at least seventh grade when they apply, and submit IQ, SAT or ACT test scores (see list below). Homeschooled students must submit ACT or SAT test scores, with IQ testing considered supplemental information.

The 2018-2019 application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018. The last ACT test date we will accept is Feb. 10 (register by Jan. 10) and the final SAT test date we will accept is March 10 (register by Feb. 9).


IQ TESTS

(Administered during the past five years)

Test Name Score Guidelines
Stanford-Binet V (SB-V or SB-5) Standard score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) for Full Scale or Verbal or Non-Verbal
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition (WISC-IV)
Standard score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) for Full Scale or Verbal or Perceptual Reasoning
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fifth Edition (WISC-V)
Standard score 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) for Full Scale or General Ability Index (GAI) or Nonverbal

OR on at least two of the following: Verbal Comprehension, Visual Spatial and/or Fluid Reasoning
Differential Abilities Scale (DAS-II) Standard Score of 145 or greater (99.9th percentile) General Conceptual Ability or Nonverbal Reasoning

COLLEGE ADMISSION/PLACEMENT EXAMS

(Administered during the past two years)

Please see the Score Criteria for the SAT and ACT tests below.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Qualified applicants must provide scores that meet or exceed the Verbal/Critical Reading OR Math OR Combined scores as indicated in the following table.

Please note: The writing section of the SAT will be considered as supplementary information.

SAT Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
VERBAL/
CRITICAL
READING
640 700 720 750
MATH
660 720 740 760
COMBINED
1300
1420
1460
1510

* The new version of the College Board SAT test may be submitted. Scores will be considered using the above testing criteria along with the published SAT concordance tables available through the College Board.


ACT Assessment (ACT)

Qualified applicants must provide score reports that meet or exceed at least 3 out of 5 scores of those indicated in the following table.

ACT Grade 7 Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10
English 26 30 33 34
Math
23 28 32 33
Reading
28
31
33
34
Science Reasoning
24
28
31
32
Composite
24
28
31
32

For Homeschooled Students

Homeschooled students must submit an ACT or SAT test report. They may submit IQ scores as supplementary information. 

For Students Reapplying for Admission

Applicants who have previously applied and were declined admission will be asked to submit updated testing and/or grade reports. Applicants who were declined admission and wish to reapply will need to complete the current online application and upload an ACT or SAT testing report administered within the past two years.

Additional Qualification Criteria Details

  • The published testing criteria were established in consultation with national academic talent search organizations and other professionals in gifted education.
  • Following initial review of an application, additional testing may be requested of applicant.
  • Detection of omitted or falsified information may result in terminating the application review process or revoking acceptance and/or enrollment.

For testing requirement questions, please contact applications@davidsonacademy.unr.edu. To continue with the application process, please visit the Online How to Apply page.