The 2023-2024 application deadline is February 28, 2023.
Davidson Academy Online is only available to students residing in the United States and Canada.
The Davidson Academy Online is unable to accept mid-year enrollments.
Families are responsible for purchasing textbooks, science lab kits, and a one-time fee of $60 to UNR. Davidson Academy Online does not provide hardware, so students will need to have their own computer to access their courses. Tuition is waived for Nevada residents.
Yes, there is a 10 percent discount for each additional sibling. The sibling discount is applied to the younger student(s).
Students are required to have a desktop or laptop computer running either Windows or Mac OS. Mobile devices and Chromebooks are only appropriate for those rare occasions when a student needs to access a live session outside of his/her normal work space, but will provide a more limited experience. We issue a drawing tablet to students, as some courses will require handwritten work, and these tablets may be unusable without a Windows or Mac based device. We use the Blackboard and Canvas learning management systems for course delivery, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workspace for Education for productivity software, and Zoom for live sessions. Students will need a web camera and noise-cancelling microphone or headset for live sessions. Since our live sessions do use audio and video streaming, a robust internet connection is necessary. Additionally, all science and math courses, starting at Algebra I, require students to have an approved graphing calculator.
While we recommend that students have 6th grade in progress, we will review an application from a younger applicant if they have completed at least the equivalent of 6th-grade-level work and have a qualifying test score from Accepted Tests page.
While age and ability do not necessarily correlate, it’s been our experience that profoundly gifted students in the posted age ranges have been the most successful at Davidson Academy Online.
Yes, please see the Single-Course Enrollments page.
Please see the Accepted Tests page for a list of qualified testing score. For talent search/college placement tests, a copy of an electronic or paper official score report from the talent search organization, College Board, or ACT can be submitted. Individual testing reports should meet or exceed the testing criteria for the grade level the applicant was at the time they took the test for the talent search/college placement testing options. Any testing reports submitted that are not listed in the accepted tests page will be considered supplemental material.
Please read the Davidson Institute's article on How to Get Your Child Tested for Giftedness to find out where to get the testing administered.
The Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT) was accepted as a testing option for the 2022-23 application cycle on a trial basis to help determine eligibility when a number of standardized test changes limited testing opportunities for gifted students under the age of 13. It will only be accepted for the 2023-24 school year application cycled.