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   2015 Graduates

Congratulations, Class of 2015! The Davidson Academy’s graduating class of 2015, and their post-secondary plans, are:
  • Juliana Bogert – University of Nevada, Reno, BS/MD Program
  • Dylan Bowman – Chapman University
  • Caelan Caudell – University of Arizona
  • Arturo Guzman – Rice University
  • Matthew Henderson – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Grace Hong – Stanford University
  • John Laughlin – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Ryan Mann – Pitzer College
  • Collin Menninger – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Katherine Oakley – Washington and Lee University
  • Sarah Tacner – Goucher College
  • Divya Tenneti – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Emmy Tian – University of California, Berkeley
  • Nadia Tung – University of Rochester
  • Lindsey Zeising – University of Chicago

The Davidson Academy faculty and staff are very proud of these graduates and wish each of them the best in their future endeavors. They have made great contributions to the Academy during their time here and will be missed! Read the press release.

Here are additional photos of the graduating class, with more to come next newsletter:


   Davidson Academy Program Updates

The Right Fit for You?

While the deadline to submit applications for the 2015-2016 school year has passed, it’s not too early to think about 2016-2017. If you are looking for an environment to better fit your social and academic needs, the Davidson Academy of Nevada may be the place for you!

If you are interested in applying to the Davidson Academy for the 2016-2017 school year, the application will be posted this summer. Please review the Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages of our website for more information. The Academy is specifically designed to meet the needs of profoundly gifted middle and high school students who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ or college entrance tests. On the Application Review Process page, you will find detailed information about the on-site assessment.

Upcoming Tours for Prospective Students

At Davidson Academy tours, prospective students and their parents meet current Academy students, parents, faculty and staff, and ask specific questions about the school.

Upcoming school tours will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the following Fridays:
  • Sept. 18, 2015
  • Oct. 23, 2015
  • Nov. 20, 2015
  • Dec. 11, 2015
  • Jan. 29, 2016
  • Feb. 19, 2016
For details, including directions to the Davidson Academy and RSVP information, please visit the Tours page. If you would like more information, please contact us at

   Student Activities

Student Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following Davidson Academy students for these recent accomplishments: 
  • The Davidson Academy's DECA team recently traveled to Orlando, Fla. to compete in the International Career Development Conference, competing in various events related to marketing, business management, hospitality and tourism, economics, finance and entrepreneurship. Ten students represented the school and competed against the most elite DECA students from around the world. Special recognition went to Pranit Nanda, who finished as a top 20 semi-finalist in his event, Principles of Hospitality and Tourism.
  • Haydn Bradstreet and Giselle Serate each received the Harvard Book Award, which is given out by the alumni of Harvard University to top-performing juniors and seniors in 1,900 high schools.
  • Giselle Serate was awarded the Rensselaer Math Medal, which is given to promising secondary school students who have distinguished themselves in mathematics and science.


   Signing Event for Academy Student to Attend University of Nevada, Reno

One of 15 Davidson Academy graduates for the 2014-2015 school year, Juliana Bogert has decided to attend college at the University of Nevada, Reno, taking part in the accelerated B.S./M.D. program. There was recently a signing event to celebrate Juliana's attendance at the University next year. A 2014-2015 National Merit Scholarship finalist, Juliana has been a student at the Academy since 2011. She is pictured with University President Marc Johnson.



   In the News

The Northern Nevada Math Club (NNVMath), featuring Davidson Academy students Paolo Adajar, Lauren Brilliant, Derek Chien, M. Dylan Hildebrand, Christoph Kemmelmeier, Rinik Kumar, Sarah MacHarg, Nathan McAlister, Dhruv Rohatgi, Courtney Shinagawa and Winston Zeng, placed 6th in the national American Regions Math League (ARML) team math competition. Rinik was the team high scorer with 7 out of 10 correct answers in the individual round. NNVMath is an area math club for students in grades 7 through 12 who enjoy math and want to participate in team competitions. Source: KTVN (photo courtesy of Northern Nevada Math Club)

“More one-on-one time with teachers means that you understand anything that may seem confusing in the class. The teachers are really motivated to help the students get what they want done. At the Davidson Academy, opportunities are everywhere, you just need to grab them.”

Ian Oh, Fifth Year Davidson Academy Student


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