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From the Online Campus Director, Stacy Hawthorne, Ed.D.

Dear Families,

Thank you for visiting the Davidson Academy Online website. As an online school, we recognize the value of effective communication. We hope that you will find the answers to your questions about the online campus on this website.

After three years of research and design, the online campus opened in the fall of 2017. It was an incredible first year that exceeded many of our expectations – which were lofty from the beginning. During our second year we almost doubled in size. Our success is affirmation that we are delivering on our mission to provide profoundly gifted young people an advanced educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests. Nowhere else will profoundly gifted students find a school that is intentionally designed for them.

Beyond the advanced academics that we offer, the hallmark of Davidson Academy Online is the authentic opportunities for meaningful interactions with classmates and instructors that happen daily. Online learning, when properly designed, can provide gifted students with rich opportunities for socialization. At Davidson Academy Online, our courses and extracurriculars are conduits to support students with their social and emotional development.

Our online courses are built from the successful curriculum designed and honed at the Davidson Academy Reno since its inception in 2006. As we grow as an online campus, our course list continues to develop. We’ve even added telepresence robots for online students to access classes and instructors at the Reno campus, when needed. At Davidson Academy we consider student needs to be the key determinant in our decision making.

We look forward to connecting with you and welcome your questions, comments, and support as we grow.

Warmest Regards,

Stacy Hawthorne, Ed.D.
Director, Davidson Academy Online

Read Director Hawthorne’s Bio.