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Graduation Requirements

Davidson Academy graduates

The Davidson Academy Diploma is considered an advanced high school diploma in the state of Nevada. Diplomas are awarded based on the following requirements:

  • Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • 28 total credits required – 23 required, 5 electives

English

4 Credits

  • Composition & Analysis
  • Rhetoric & Literary Analysis
  • Studies in American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Advanced Rhetoric
  • Science Writing &
  • Communications
  • Critical Theory

  • Math

    4 Credits

  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Algebra II/Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus I/II
  • Calculus II
  • Calculus III Year
  • Calculus III Semester

  • Science

    4 Credits

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Advanced Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Advanced Physics
  • Advanced Geosystems

  • History

    3 Credits: 1 World, 1 US, 1 Gov

  • Patterns in Modern History
  • History of the United States
  • Principles of American Government
  • Asian Studies
  • Understanding the Post 9/11 World

  • World Language

    3 Credits

  • Chinese I
  • Chinese II
  • Chinese III/IV
  • Chinese V/VI
  • Spanish Fundamentals I/II
  • Intermediate Spanish I/II
  • Advanced Spanish I/II
  • Hispanophone Literature and
    History
  • Japanese 1A

  • Electives

    The Davidson Academy offers over 40 different elective courses which change yearly based on student interest. Students may design and teach their own elective courses as approved by the administration.

    Sampling of current school year elective offerings:

  • Financial Literacy
  • Philosophy of Space and Time
  • Photography
  • Crime and Culture
  • Method Acting
  • Music Theory
  • Programming with Java
  • Martial Arts
  • Mythology
  • Creative Writing
  • Intro to Graphic Art
  • Reading the Media