ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

Online High School - Qualification Criteria

2017-2018 will be the first year of the Davidson Academy's online high school. Courses will be offered at the level of the first two years of high school, knowing the Academy's courses are two to three years accelerated. Additional high school courses will be added each year as the program grows. Thus, as of Sept. 30, 2017, first-year applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 15, have completed at least the age appropriate grade (or the equivalent, if homeschooled), and have qualifying SAT or ACT test scores (see scores below).

All applicants are required to submit a full score report from AT LEAST ONE of the following tests.

COLLEGE ADMISSION/PLACEMENT EXAMS

(Administered during the past two years)

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.
SAT For Incoming 9th Grade For Incoming 10th Grade
VERBAL/
CRITICAL
READING
720 750
MATH
740 760
COMBINED
1460
1510
If you completed the SAT prior to 2016, the score converter is available from the College Board.  

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

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 For Incoming 9th Grade For Incoming 10th Grade
English 33 34
Math
32 33
Reading
33
34
Science Reasoning
31
32
Composite
31
32

  • 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.

UPDATE - While the final online high school application deadline is April 15, 2017, as long as you have registered for one of the following test dates and completed all other parts of the application, we will hold your application until these test scores are uploaded in our online application system:

  • SAT  (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat)
    • March 11 (registration through Feb. 10)
  • ACT (http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act.html
    • April 8 (registration through March 3)

For testing requirement questions, please contact applications@davidsonacademy.unr.edu. To learn more about the application process, visit the Online High School's How to Apply and Admissions Process & Tuition pages.