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News from Davidson Institute for Talent Development

October 27, 2017 3:41 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Their mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.


Davidson Academy News –

The Davidson Academy offers two educational options specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted students – an Online High School for those living anywhere in the U.S. and a day school on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for local residents. The full-time Online High School further strengthens the Davidson Academy’s commitment to the profoundly gifted population by bringing the Davidson Academy experience to students whose families are unable to relocate to Reno. Both options are centered on a rigorous academic environment where students can thrive among their intellectual peers. Classes are grouped by ability level, rather than by age-based grades, thereby providing profoundly gifted young people an educational opportunity matched to their abilities, strengths and interests.


Davidson Academy’s Online High School

Starting with eighth grade, the Davidson Academy Online High School is for profoundly gifted students living anywhere in the United States. Applicants must be 12 years old as of Sept. 30, 2018, submit appropriate test scores according to the Online High School Qualification Criteria and commit to being full-time students. Please visit the Online High School’s How to Apply page for details. The 2018-2019 application deadline is Feb. 28, 2018.


Davidson Academy’s Reno Campus

The Academy's free, public day school is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus for profoundly gifted middle and high school students living in the Reno area. To attend the Davidson Academy in Reno, students must be at the middle or high school level across all subject areas and score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests, such as the ACT or SAT. Please visit the Reno school’s Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis with a final application deadline of Jan. 15, 2018. 


Davidson Institute News –

2018 THINK Summer Institute – Three-Week Academic Residential Program

The Davidson Institute is seeking gifted teens to attend the 2018 Davidson THINK Summer Institute.  THINK is a three-week residential summer program on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno where students can earn up to six college credits by completing two university courses. The 2018 THINK Summer Institute will run from July 14 through August 4. Tuition is $3,800 and covers course credits, books and materials, room and board, and the cost of planned activities. Need-based scholarships are available. To qualify, students must be 13 to 16 years old during THINK and must submit a SAT or an ACT score report.  The application deadline is March 30, 2018.


2018 Davidson Fellows $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 Scholarships

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development offers high-achieving young people across the country the opportunity to be named a 2018 Davidson Fellow, an honor accompanied by a $50,000, $25,000 or $10,000 scholarship in recognition of a significant piece of work in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Music, Literature, Philosophy or Outside the Box. Applicants must submit an original piece of work that is recognized as significant by experts in the field and that has the potential to make a positive contribution to society. The scholarship may be used at any accredited college or university. The deadline to apply is Feb. 14, 2018.


Davidson Young Scholars Program 

The national Davidson Young Scholars program provides FREE services designed to nurture the intellectual, social, emotional, and academic development of profoundly intelligent young people.  Families can choose from a range of opportunities and services available exclusively to Young Scholars and their parents.  Collaborate with a team of knowledgeable Family Consultants who provide individualized support based on each family’s unique needs, in the areas of educational advocacy and planning, social and emotional development, and identifying opportunities to nurture the Young Scholar’s talents and interests.  Connect with other Young Scholar families online through a dynamic private website offering discussion forums, personal profiles, online seminars, and more!  Meet other families in-person through parent-planned regional events or the annual conference-style event hosted by the Davidson Institute.  Encourage your Young Scholar to participate in programs designed specifically for them, such as online middle school courses taught by Davidson Academy faculty, the STARS summer program for 8 to 12 year olds, or the Ambassador Program, which fosters learning and civic engagement through community service, volunteerism and leadership.  Apply for the Young Scholars program today!  The application deadline is the first of each month. 

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