The Davidson: Explore program provides Davidson Young Scholars and qualified gifted students, ages 9-13, with the opportunity to enrich their education by taking advanced middle school courses online adapted from the Davidson Academy’s rigorous curriculum. Designed to be different than other online courses, this year-long program helps students develop their academic and social skills by giving them a platform to learn at their academic level.Read the Davidson Online Learning infographic >
Throughout the academic year, we offer online information sessions focused on Davidson: Explore. Each session will discuss the application and assessment process, course expectations, and characteristics of successful students. Davidson: Explore open houses are scheduled for:
View a video recording of a recent Davidson: Explore open house.
Davidson: Explore is open to students between the ages of 9-13 who are enrolled in the Davidson Young Scholars program or meet the program eligibility requirements. Students who are not part of the Young Scholars program must submit a qualifying test score. For more details, please visit the Qualification Criteria page.
Please visit the application page for details about the application process, decision process calendar, and to apply. The application for 2020-2021 Davidson: Explore courses has passed. Please check back for 2021-2022 updates.
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.