Contact Information:
(775) 852-3483 ext. 425



Davidson Institute for Talent Development

Davidson Young Scholars provides FREE individualized services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people ages 5 to 18.

Davidson Young Scholars and their parents receive support through:

Free Consulting Services

Families have access to the Davidson Institute’s team of Family Consultants, who provide individualized services based on each child’s unique needs.  Here are some of the ways we can help:

  • Educational Planning and Advocacy – we offer guidance, resources and information regarding options that appropriately challenge profoundly gifted students' advanced abilities, such as homeschooling, private or public schools, grade and/or subject acceleration, and distance learning.  Assistance is also available in preparing for school meetings, providing information to school personnel, and actively advocating for the Young Scholar's educational needs.

  • Talent Development – we partner with parents and their children to identify the path they want to take and the pace that fits their changing needs.  This may include helping with locating mentors, special classes, camps, or other resources that will nurture the child's area(s) of passion.

  • Child and Adolescent Development – we address the whole child by helping locate resources about common developmental issues such as perfectionism, underachievement and peer relationships, as well as learning-based exceptionalities and disabilities like ADHD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia. 

A Community of Peers

We value the importance of peer relationships, both for parents and Young Scholars, and encourage connections through:

  • An Online Community – featuring a private website, bulletin boards, emailing lists, and expert-led seminars.

  • An Annual Summit – once a year, Davidson Young Scholars and their parents have the opportunity to meet in person at an organized event designed to promote friendships and learning.


Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 16 at the time of application; must be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States or a permanent U.S. resident; and demonstrate evidence of extreme intellectual precocity with scores at or above the 99.9th percentile on specific intelligence and achievement tests.  For the Davidson Young Scholars Qualification Criteria and other information about this program, please visit


Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Drive, Suite B
Reno, Nevada 89521
Fax: 775-852-2184