Both the Davidson Institute and Davidson Academy are dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students in the United States. Below you will find information about our summer program, scholarship and online high school. Application deadlines are approaching in February and March 2018. The application for Davidson Young Scholars free services is always open for students between the ages of 5 and 16. Please visit the Davidson Institute's social media pages (links at the bottom of this page) for the most up-to-date information about our programs or email email@example.com.
The Davidson Academy offers two educational options specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students – an Online High School for those living anywhere in the U.S. and a day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for local residents. The full-time Online High School further strengthens the Davidson Academy’s commitment to the profoundly gifted population by bringing the Davidson Academy experience to students whose families are unable to relocate to Reno. Both options are centered on a rigorous academic environment where students can thrive among their intellectual peers. Classes are grouped by ability level, rather than by age-based grades, thereby providing profoundly gifted young people an educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests.
Davidson Academy’s Online High School
Starting with eighth grade, the Davidson Academy Online High School is for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the United States. Applicants must be 12 years old as of Sept. 30, 2018, submit appropriate test scores according to the Online High School Qualification Criteria and commit to being full-time students. Please visit the Online High School’s How to Apply page for details. The 2018-2019 application deadline for the online school is Feb. 28, 2018.
Davidson Academy’s Reno Campus
The Academy's free, public day school is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for profoundly gifted middle and high school students living in the Reno area. To attend the Davidson Academy in Reno, students must be at the middle or high school level across all subject areas and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests, such as the ACT or SAT. Please visit the Reno school’s Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages. The 2018-2019 application has closed. The 2019-2020 application will open in August.
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.