FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS AGES 9 TO 13, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers accredited, year-long, advanced middle school courses exclusively for Davidson Young Scholars. Curriculum is adapted from the middle school curriculum at the Davidson Academy, and courses are designed and taught by Davidson Academy faculty. Courses run from August through May.
DESIGNED TO BE DIFFERENT than other online courses, YS Online courses are challenging, engaging and interactive. Each week students should expect to spend time completing assignments, readings, test/quizzes, and other activities. Students meet weekly for a Live Session where they might solve math problems together, discuss the week’s readings,
engage in debate, or evaluate lab data. YS courses are not self-paced, and students will
need to access the course regularly throughout the week.
CHOOSE TO TAKE ONE OR MORE COURSES. Young Scholars may apply for courses in English, History, Math, and Science. Applications open in November and close in March. Acceptance
into courses is determined by our curriculum-based assessments.
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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.