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Why Choose Us?

Why Choose Our Summer Programs?

The Davidson Institute developed THINK in 2004 to offer a unique and challenging summer opportunity to highly motivated, gifted students. Since that time, the interest in summer programming for gifted youth has grown, allowing us to expand and offer three different opportunities: STARS, REACH, and THINK. We collaborated with the University of Nevada, Reno (home of the Davidson Academy), so students can have access to university resources and gain experience living on campus.

While each program offers unique experiences, they all share common goals and opportunities:


Meet intellectual peers from all over the country


Participate in new, ambitious academic topics and activities


Build independence through a short stay away from home


Discover the University of Nevada, Reno campus and the Davidson Academy


Count on our team to develop programming with profoundly gifted students’ needs as the focus