Curriculum Overview Video
See an overview of Davidson Academy Online's curriculum, recorded at a previous Davidson Academy virtual open house.
Davidson Academy Online offers two types of credit: middle school and high school. Given the asynchronous nature of highly gifted young people, middle school-level students frequently access both levels of curriculum simultaneously.
Skill-based objectives build on each other throughout the curriculum, helping to ensure that students leave with a solid foundation of knowledge.
The middle school curriculum is structured around high school-level material. Teachers’ expectations take into account the social, emotional and developmental needs of students at this level. An advanced curriculum based on core courses is taught in a manner that incorporates age-appropriate methods, as younger Academy students are typically in these courses.
Content in middle school classes is often broken into smaller units for teaching and assessment purposes. Since middle school transcripts are impermanent and do not follow students after graduation, middle school is an opportune time for students to acclimate to the demands of a highly rigorous curriculum.