Academic planning takes place during the spring semester for returning students. At this time, academic advisors are available in both small group and individual settings to guide students through the core and elective course selection process based on students' interests, levels of ability, achievement, and motivation. This is also a time for students to review their progress towards graduation and build multi-year course plans.
For new students, academic planning takes place in the summer. During this time, new students complete placement testing, meet with Davidson Academy Online staff for orientations on course progressions and graduation requirements, and select elective courses with guidance from academic advisors.