Academic Programs & Information

International Baccalaureate

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In 2007, Davidson became a fully authorized IB school and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed. We strive to develop students who will build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect. 

Engineering Academy

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In 2004, Davidson was approved to offer a pre-engineering academy in grades 9-12. "Engineering Pathways Integrated Curriculum - EPIC" has grown from an inaugural class of 20 students to almost 600 students from across Mobile.
The EPIC program opened the door to other initiatives:  Davidson joined the Alabama Engineering Academy network of schools statewide, and also participates in Mobile's Engaging Youth in Engineering (EYE) program sponsored by MAEF.

Advanced Placement

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Davidson offers a college preparatory curriculum which prepares students to enter our College Board Advance Placement curriculum in English, history, math, science, and computer science. Each AP course follows the College Board syllabus which gives students an opportunity to take a college-level course while still in high school.  The curriculum for each Advanced Placement course must be submitted by the instructor to College Board and then evaluated before the course is offered.  All of Davidson's Advanced Placement courses have been fully authorized by College Board.
Career & Technical Education
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Davidson offers a full range of Career Technical programs, including courses at the area Career Technical center and on-the-job training in cooperative work programs. Students in the marketing programs have sent many district winners to state competition, and have gone on to win national awards.


The complete Naval Science curriculum is four years in length but a cadet may take one semester or four years. Cadets taking the first two years of Naval Science (NS-1 through NS-4) will receive a Physical Education and a Health credit. The curriculum consists of formal classroom training supplemented by orientation trips to various activities. The Naval Science courses include seamanship, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, navigation, leadership and history. Activities include drill teams and color guards, rifle teams, academic teams, field trips and a military ball. The Navy provides all books, drill equipment and uniforms. If you decide to enter the Armed Forces on completion of two or more years of NJROTC, you will enter at a higher pay grade; however, NJROTC carries no obligation to join the armed services. Its purpose is to teach patriotism, responsibility and leadership.

NJROTC scholarships and Naval Academy nominations are also available to qualifying cadets.

Fine Arts
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An average of 200 young musicians participate in our band and choral programs. Davidson is represented by three choral groups, as well as performing groups in Marching, Symphonic, Concert, Strings, and Jazz Bands. These groups consistently win Superior ratings in regional and state contests and place many members on All-State groups. In addition to vocal and instrumental music, our fine arts program offers art, dance, and theater. Each spring, the fine arts department collaborates to offer a spring musical which involves all students involved in our programs. 

Senior Project
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All Davidson graduates complete a regular or honors level Senior Project as part of their required English 12 curriculum.  Senior Project requires students to work with a community mentor in an area of interest, write a formal paper on their topic, and develop a project portfolio.  Their work culminates each semester in Board Night, where community members serve as judges to listen to each senior's presentation and evaluate their work.

Gifted Education
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In the almost 25 years since Davidson established the first full time program for Gifted Students in Mobile, we have developed a fine humanities, social science and math curriculum for your students. These students take traditional course work following the College Board Advanced Placement syllabus, and annually participate in a two-day Model UN simulation that attracts student participants from the region. They also have the opportunity to propose an Independent Study Project during their senior year in which they are placed with a mentor from the community to investigate an area of career or academic interest.


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Our seniors are annually offered millions in scholarship money. Davidson seniors have been accepted and offered scholarships to such institutions as MIT, Emory, Vanderbilt, Catholic University, Georgia Tech, Rhodes College, The United States Naval, Army, and Air Force Academies, Barnard, Rice Institute, Boston University, Carnegie Mellon, Tulane, and Princeton as well as to all the state and local colleges and universities.