Online Courses

Davidson Academy Online also offers two English and two math courses for single-course enrollment. More info >

Davidson Academy Online is fully accredited and an extension of the school that opened more than 10 years ago on the University of Nevada, Reno campus to support the unique needs of our nation's brightest students. Now, the Davidson Academy Online School makes it possible for students to earn a Davidson Academy high school diploma without relocating to Reno, Nev.

Core Values of Davidson Academy Online Courses

Davidson Academy Online courses are designed specifically for profoundly gifted students based on courses taught at the Davidson Academy's day school in Reno. All courses will adhere to the following core values:

  • Rigor – Courses will have an appropriate level of rigor that will challenge students to achieve in a supportive online classroom that encourages academic risk and growth.
  • Personalization – Courses will provide students with a highly supportive learning environment that will address the needs of individual learners and provide opportunities for student voice in learning.
  • Critical Thinking – Courses will provide opportunities for participants to think critically, form and support opinions, and experience a variety of perspectives.
  • Rich Discourse – Courses will rely on a rich and authentic two-way discourse between all participants.
  • Collaboration – Courses will contain synchronous instructional elements that require collaboration among participants.
  • Flexibility – Courses will have a flexible learning plan so that they are responsive to the needs of individual students.
Also see the Davidson Academy Online Instructors & Staff page.


See our English overview (PDF)

Critical Reading and Writing
Composition and Analysis
Rhetoric and Literary Analysis
American Literature
British Literature
Advanced Rhetoric


See our Mathematics overview (PDF)

Algebra I
Algebra II
Algebra II/Pre-Calculus
Calculus I
Calculus I/II
Calculus II
Calculus III
Linear Algebra
Intro to Proofs


See our Science overview (PDF)

Environmental Science (MS)
Intro to Biology (MS)
Physical Science
Advanced Biology
Advanced Physics
Advanced Chemistry


See our History overview (PDF)

Early Civilizations
Patterns in Modern History
History of the United States 
Principles of American Government
Asian Studies
Cyber Society

World Language

See our World Languages overview (PDF)

Chinese I
Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Spanish Fundamentals
Intermediate Spanish
Advanced Spanish I
Advanced Spanish II
Hispanophone Literature and History
Spanish Practicum


Comparative Mythology
Computer Technology
Computer Technology II
Creative Writing
Financial Literacy
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Science Fiction