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Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy


3837 Loyola Drive
Kenner, LA 70065


 We are honored to be named the 2023 Family Favorite for Charter Elementary School, Charter Middle School, Charter High School, Charter Elementary School Principal, and Charter High School Principal. Thank you to all who voted for us. We are grateful for all your support!
Since opening in 2013, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy has enjoyed academic success, earning an A or B rating from the Louisiana Department of Education. Kenner Discovery is an open-enrollment, public charter school offering meaningful and engaging learning opportunities so all students thrive. Kenner Discovery proudly educates 2,198 Pre-K through 12th-grade students across three Jefferson Parish campuses.
Kenner Discovery’s A-rated high school boasts a 97 percent graduation rate. Through a solid academic program, health sciences integration, and a robust athletic program, students can discover talents, explore opportunities, and achieve success. Discovery students are prepared to solve challenging problems, use technology, work together, and think creatively.
The health sciences model teaches students sustainability of the environment, proactive health care, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. We aim to give students a solid academic foundation for career and college readiness and lifelong learning. The curriculum prepares students for the modern world. It delivers hands-on learning opportunities where they can practice essential skills for life, such as critical thinking, teamwork, creative problem solving, project management, innovative thinking, and confidence that stems from academic achievement.
Kenner Discovery’s new state-of-the-art high school campus complements the innovative curriculum. The campus has specialized classrooms, nine science labs, an Ochsner Hospital Simulation Lab, theater and art studios, a spacious library, and a large cafeteria. We are excited to enhance our beautiful campus by adding the Discovery Arts & Athletic Performance Center, which opens in May 2023. Our strategic plan includes building a middle school wing and a lower school wing so our PK-12 students can be on one campus.
In addition to rigorous academics, Kenner Discovery has a robust and growing athletic program, offering 22 high school varsity athletic teams, eight high school junior varsity teams, and 20 middle school teams. Our high school students are highly involved, with 43% of our student body participating in athletics.
Kenner Discovery has many clubs to enrich the student experience, such as Band, Environmental Science, First Robotics, Freshman Mentor Academy, HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, Student Council, and Theater. There is a place for everyone at Discovery!
Kenner Discovery is accepting new student applications for the 24-25 school year through February 2, 2024, @ noon. All Jefferson Parish residents are eligible to apply with no testing requirement for admission. We invite prospective families to our open houses to explore our beautiful campuses, meet Discovery teachers and students, and learn about the Discovery difference! Please visit www.discoveryhsf.org for the latest information and open house dates.
Discovery Schools is excited to add a unique virtual- hybrid program to its portfolio of schools. Discovery Fusion is accepting 5th-8th grade applications for the 24-25 school year. Please visit www.discoveryhsf.org to learn more about Discovery Fusion.