Online Courses

Single-Course Enrollments are now available! Davidson Academy Online began offering two English and two math courses for single-course enrollment in Fall 2019. 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.


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


Algebra I
Algebra II
Calculus I
Calculus I/II
Calculus II
Calculus III


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


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

World Language

Chinese I
Chinese II
Chinese III
Chinese IV
Spanish Fundamentals
Advanced Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish


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