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Application Review Process

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The 2022-2023 Reno Campus application is now open! The 2022-2023 Online campus application will open late 2021.

See our Admissions page for information on eligibility and how to apply. Also see Reno Campus Assessment and Online Campus Assessment.

Davidson Academy Reno & Davidson Academy Online

The Davidson Academy is committed to helping students succeed. One way we can help ensure success is through the application screening process. Extra time is taken during this process to make sure that the school is a good fit for students and their families. Following is a general outline of what you can expect when you apply to both the Davidson Academy's Online Campus and Reno Campus.

Step 1: Submit an Application

Please visit the How to Apply page.

Online Campus Only: Application & Assessment Fee
The Davidson Academy’s online campus application and assessment fee is $100 for out-of-state applicants and free for Nevada residents. Your application will not be considered complete without paying this fee during the application process (does not apply for Reno campus).

Step 2: Application Review Process

Applications submitted by the first of the month will go through an initial review by a team of education professionals to determine if an assessment will be offered, if more information is needed, or if the Academy is not a good academic fit for the student at that time. This website will be updated to reflect any changes in the process, and those who have submitted complete or partial application materials will be notified directly of any changes.

Step 3: Academic Readiness Assessment

An academic readiness assessment is an exceptionally important part of the application process. Its purpose is to determine the goodness of fit between applicants and the Davidson Academy. This curriculum-based measurement offers a strong indication of an applicant’s likelihood of success at the Academy. Because the assessment directly reflects the daily work of Academy students, it provides information beyond that which can be gleaned from standardized achievement and IQ tests. IQ tests reflect potential, which is of great importance, but academic readiness is about determining which skill sets are already in place. Therefore, the results of this assessment are a significant part of the overall acceptance process.

For more detailed information please see the Reno Campus Assessment page and Online Campus Assessment page.

Step 4: Post-Assessment

Once an assessment has been completed, there will be a final review by the application and curriculum team.