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.Learn more about who we are
Davidson Academy Ranks High
The Davidson Academy was ranked the third-best public high school in America by Niche.com! The Academy also received the following accolades for Niche's 2023 rankings:
- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School Teachers in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in America
- Ranked #2 Best Magnet High Schools in America
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.
The Davidson Academy is specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students. Our accredited classes group students by ability rather than age, offering middle and high school level curriculum. The Davidson Academy is centered on a rigorous academic environment where students can thrive among their intellectual peers. Our unique approach to learning has attracted families from across the country and globe.
The 2023-2024 application is now closed. The 2024-2025 application will open in late 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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