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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.

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The Value of a Davidson Academy Education

When should your child enroll the Davidson Academy? Understand our academic benefits.

Academic Investment
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Teaching Methods

The Academy’s teaching methods and curriculum focuses on critical thinking skills and has sincere regard for the unique needs of individual learners. 

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Prospective Learning Plans

An adaptable document used to guide students through a rigorous core curriculum and help them make elective decisions based upon their interests and commensurate to their levels of ability, achievement and motivation. 

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The primary focus of our curriculum is for Academy graduates to leave with a solid, broad-based foundation of knowledge. Unlike many traditional school settings, the Academy’s classes are not grouped by age-based grades but by demonstrated ability level. 

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Davidson Academy Ranks High

The Davidson Academy was ranked the #1 best public high school in America by! The Academy also received the following accolades for Niche's 2023 rankings:

- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School in America
- Ranked #1 Best Magnet High Schools in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public Middle School Teachers in America
- Ranked #1 Best Public High School Teachers in America

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Graduation Requirements

Diplomas are awarded based on these requirements.

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Ongoing accreditation is a testament to the Davidson Academy’s mission to provide profoundly gifted young people an advanced educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is the program different from other schools?

Are students able to choose from the various options, i.e., classroom, University, or independent coursework?

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