Online Campus

Fully Accredited Online Learning

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View a recording of a recent Davidson Academy Online virtual open house.

The Davidson Academy's online campus is a game changer for profoundly gifted students. Open to students living anywhere in the United States and Canada, this accredited online option builds off the one-of-a-kind, exceptional framework put in place by the Davidson Academy's Reno day school during the last decade. The result is a robust online community where students thrive. Since 2006, the Davidson Academy's Reno campus has been recognized as the best option for families with profoundly gifted middle and high school students living in the Reno area. Now, for those unable to relocate to Reno, the online campus offers a rigorous academic environment where students can learn and interact with same-age, intellectual peers.

"I have never been in classes before with kids who think the same way as I do." - Davidson Academy Online Student

Different From a Traditional Online Education

The Davidson Academy is the only school designed specifically for profoundly gifted students with classes grouped by ability, not age. This is also true for the online campus. Our online, accredited option leverages technology to create a new, highly personalized model of online education. Online students benefit from:

  • Live, synchronous sessions
  • Quality peer interactions
  • Small class sizes
  • Responsive, caring instructors
  • School counseling
  • College planning
  • Prospective Learning Plans
  • Embedded opportunities for socialization

Online Campus Overview Video

Learn what makes the Davidson Academy Online campus unique from firsthand accounts of those who know the school best - students, parents, instructors, and staff. Hear about the school's curriculum, social atmosphere and what makes the Davidson Academy different from all the other online schools out there. (transcript)

Read more about how Online Learning is a Natural Fit for Gifted Students and how Davidson Academy Online meets the needs of profoundly gifted students.

For more information about Davidson Academy Online, read this article in e-learn magazine and this two-part series in eLearning Inside News

For details about the application process, visit the Davidson Academy Admissions
Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages, as well as the Online Admissions Process page.

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"Before launching the online campus, the Davidson Academy team spent three years researching best practices in online gifted education, then incorporated existing Davidson Academy curriculum and personalized learning from the past decade, to design a truly unique online learning experience for profoundly gifted students. With an online education, gifted students have the opportunity to enroll in classes they may not be able to take locally while accessing a social network of intellectual, same-age peers. For example, the Davidson Academy's online campus has 12 year olds taking Calculus III with other 12 year olds, whereas in other public schools a 12-year-old student might not be able to take courses at this level unless accelerated into a class of older students.  - Stacy Hawthorne, Director of Online Learning

Davidson Academy Online’s Stacy Hawthorne and Jessica Potts have been selected as 2019 Blackboard Catalyst Award winners in the “Teaching & Learning” category! Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst Awards recognize and honor innovation and excellence in the Blackboard global community of practice. Read the press release.