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June 2017

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2017 Graduates

Congratulations, Class of 2017! The Davidson Academy’s graduating class of 2017, and their post-secondary plans, are:
  • Paolo Adajar – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Shashank Addagarla – Stanford University
  • Melissa Bak – Northwestern University
  • Michael Bogert – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Will Combs – University of Chicago
  • Bridget Conway – Oberlin College
  • Ryan Grinnell – University of California, Berkeley
  • Maya Gupta – Babson College
  • Hayley Haas – Vanderbilt University
  • Anna Hayes – University of Oklahoma
  • Ameen Homayoon – Brown University
  • Hannah Huh – Princeton University
  • Breanna Kjoll – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Rinik Kumar – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Eric Liu – Stanford University
  • Luke Ludlow – Brigham Young University
  • Karly McCutcheon – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Matthew Oakley – University of Oklahoma
  • Ian Oh – University of California, Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Phelan – Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dhruv Rohatgi – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kyle Shelton – University of Nevada, Reno
  • Michelle Vesser – University of Edinburgh
  • Ming Li Wu – Harvard University
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.

Fall Tour Dates Announced

The Davidson Academy frequently hosts tours for prospective students and their parents. At these 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 (RSVP Required):
  • Sept. 22, 2017
  • Oct. 20, 2017
  • Nov. 17, 2017
  • Dec. 8, 2017
For more information, please email

Online High School

2018-2019 Online High School Application

The Davidson Academy, a school for profoundly gifted students located on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, is expanding with a full-time online high school that starts with the eighth grade. Now students whose families are unable to relocate to Reno can access the Academy's exceptional educational experience.

The 2018-2019 Online High School application will open in October. Read the  Online High School Qualification Criteria for eligibility information and visit the Online High School's web pages for additional details. If you have questions, please email

Reno School

The Right Fit for You?

A free public day school for profoundly gifted middle and high school students located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, the Davidson Academy provides an environment designed to fit your social and academic needs. If you are interested in applying to the Academy for the 2018-2019 school year, the application will be available in August. Meanwhile, you can review the Reno school Qualification Criteria and How to Apply pages for more information.

Student Activities

A signing ceremony was held in May to celebrate two Davidson Academy graduates, who are also National Merit Finalists, and will be attending the University of Nevada, Reno next year. Academy graduates Breanna Kjoll and Michael Bogert are pictured with University President Marc Johnson.
A number of Davidson Academy students received awards from the Model United Nations at UC Davis.
Davidson Academy student Pranit Nanda recently received the national Prudential Spirit of Community Award and met Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps!

Congratulations to Davidson Academy seniors Melissa Bak and Ian Oh for being named U.S. Presidential Scholars – a very prestigious honor!

In the News

For the seventh consecutive year, the Davidson Academy has been ranked as one of the nation's "Top-performing schools with elite students" by the Washington Post's education columnist Jay Mathews. These 25 alphabetically-listed schools were excluded from the main Washington Post High School Challenge list of the best high schools in America because, "despite their exceptional quality, their admission rules and standardized test scores indicate they have few or no average students".
“The Academy is an amazing school, from academics to community and everything in between . . . you’ll find a learning community unlike that of any other school; the students are invested in their education and the teachers go above and beyond to foster that love of learning.”

--Rhiannon Moore, Davidson Academy Student

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