Academic Programs & Information
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.
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.
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.