Gifted Online Courses
Davidson Academy Online is a fully accredited sister school of the school that opened more than 10 years ago at the University of Nevada, Reno to support the unique needs of our nation's brightest students. Now, Davidson Academy Online makes it possible for students to earn a Davidson Academy high school diploma without relocating to Reno, Nevada.
Unlike many traditional school settings, our gifted online classes are not grouped by age-based grades but by demonstrated ability levels.
Gifted online classes in writing, comprehension, critical theory, and linguistic analysis.
See our English overview (PDF)
Gifted online classes in algebra, calculus, geometry, and statistics.
See our Math overview (PDF)
Gifted online classes covering many different scientific fields of study such as biology, chemistry, physics, and geosystems.
See our Science overview (PDF)
Gifted online classes in history cover both domestic and international topics.
See our History overview (PDF)
Gifted online classes covering many different foreign language classes at various skill levels.
See our World Language overview (PDF)
- 3D Modeling
- Advanced Latin Reading: Prose
- Art I/II
- Chinese Martial Arts Film
- Cognition, Behavior, and Society
- College Seminar
- Creative Writing
- Financial Literacy
- Horror Fiction
- Introduction to Aviation
- Knowledge and Reality
Music in Film
- Music Theory I
- Music Theory II
- Organic and Biochemistry
- Science Fiction
- Speech & Debate
- Technology I
- Technology II
- Women's Studies
- Writing Workshop
Davidson Academy Online also offers English and math courses for single-course enrollment.
The Davidson Academy Online diploma is considered an advanced high school diploma in the state of Nevada. Diplomas are awarded based on the following requirements:
- Cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
- 28 total credits required – 23 required, five electives
The primary focus of Davidson Academy Online’s curriculum is for graduates to leave with a solid, broad-based foundation of knowledge.
Davidson Academy Online Courses: Core Values
Davidson Academy Online courses are designed specifically for profoundly gifted students based on courses taught at the Davidson Academy's day school in Reno. Learn more about us and our approach to gifted education.
All courses will adhere to the following core values:
Have an appropriate level of rigor that will challenge students to achieve in a supportive online classroom that encourages academic risk and growth.
Provide students with a highly supportive learning environment that will address the needs of individual learners and provide opportunities for student voice in learning.
Provide opportunities for participants to think critically, form and support opinions, and experience a variety of perspectives.
Rely on a rich and authentic two-way discourse between all participants.
Contain synchronous instructional elements that require collaboration among participants.
Have a flexible learning plan so that they are responsive to the needs of individual students.