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Enriching Education. Fostering Community.

The Davidson Academy is rooted in the belief that every student should be challenged, engaged, and supported in a learning environment that places no limits on what they can achieve. We have created an educational space for profoundly gifted learners to flex their intellect, explore their passions, build their sense of self and community and learn alongside their intellectual peers.

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2022-2023 Application

The Davidson Academy Reno Campus 2022-2023 application is now open!

The 2022-2023 Davidson Academy Online Campus application will open late 2021.


Connecting highly gifted youth to their potential.

The Davidson Academy guides profoundly gifted youth to learn at a level that aligns with their abilities, in a nurturing environment that recognizes their potential and provides them with a sense of ownership over their education, abilities and individual growth.

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The Davidson Academy is accredited, and we offer an in-person learning option and an online learning option. The Academy is specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students – an online campus for those living anywhere in the U.S. and Canada, and a day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for local residents. Both options are centered on a rigorous academic environment where students can thrive among their intellectual peers.

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We match each student’s needs to a curriculum driven by ability grouping and flexibility, not a “one-size-fits-all” lockstep approach to education. An individualized education for each profoundly gifted middle and high school student gives each an opportunity to learn to the full extent of their abilities in a supportive environment with intellectual peers of similar age.

About the curriculum
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Student Life

For both the Reno campus and the Online campus, the Davidson Academy is designed to be much more than just a school. At the Academy, students experience friendship with intellectual peers, extra-curricular activities, community involvement and more. 

A day in the life
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Davidson Academy graduate

The Davidson Academy is more than a laundry list of opportunities forged or found, it’s more than an ‘intellectual environment’, more than a ‘rigorous education’. It’s a home. Credits, resumes, numbers on a page, all fall away in the face of what is truly amazing about this place.

Grace Davidson Academy Reno Campus Graduate
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The thing that I enjoy the most about being a student at Davidson is the community. We are like a family; I genuinely believe that all of the administration, teachers, counselors, staff and other students care about me. Also, The classes really put the learner in a position where they can move at a rapid pace and build their own knowledge. Rather than just internalizing information, we actively create it.

Keegan Davidson Academy Online Campus Student
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Coming to the Davidson Academy online campus has turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. I learned early on that it took hard work, organization, and a genuine desire to learn in order to succeed. So I worked on it. I grew to appreciate how much each one of my courses pushed me to be the best I could be.

Jasmine Davidson Academy Online Campus Student
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“Academically, the Davidson Academy is a paradise. The teachers only care about their students succeeding. They are some of the nicest people that you will ever meet in your life, and they are quite open-minded to helping you change your homework load if needed. If you need help with anything, you can always ask your teacher to help you understand it, and they will help you.”

Alex Davidson Academy Reno Campus Student