Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Free Public School For Profoundly Gifted Kids - Near Tahoe!

Do you have a profoundly gifted child? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to raise that child near a spectacular place like Tahoe? If so, you probably thought that your kid’s academic growth would suffer in inverse proportion to how much access there was to skiing, hiking, boating, biking, and mountain climbing.
Not so.
I recently got an invitation to speak at a TEDx event held at the Davidson Academy at the University of Nevada, Reno. (TEDx events are smallish, local events modeled after the super successful TED talks that present cutting edge Technology, Education & Design information. If you haven’t heard any TED talks, look them up. They are often amazing.)
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Unfortunately, I already had another speaking engagement scheduled for the same day. But the invitation made me curious about the Davidson Academy, so I looked it up.
In a word: Wow.

A FREE high school/middle school for profoundly gifted kids
on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno

Let’s say you’re raising a young genius. What do you do? Enroll him or her at your local school where the educational opportunities may or may not be a good fit for your kid? Or do you search out a specialty school that may be better able to challenge your kid and keep him or her in an environment that doesn’t seem remedial to the very bright.
Many parents do the latter. The problem is that those specialty schools often come with a very high price tag.
Here’s where the Davidson Academy is amazing. It’s FREE.
Funded by the State of Nevada, the Davidson Academy is located on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, and it is open to a very select group of students.
As one might expect, this school is producing a, small, brilliant group of graduates each year. These young scholars receive impressive awards and scholarships, and they get accepted at the top colleges across the country. And because their school is on the campus of UNR, they can take college classes where appropriate.


Check out the Davidson Academy. You may find yourself moving to Nevada and giving your child one of the best free school experiences available. And all this is only a 40-minute drive up the mountain to Lake Tahoe.

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