Apply Online for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.

Apply Online for Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.



Jefferson Parish residency is required to attend Kenner Discovery and Dr John Ochsner Discovery. All Jefferson Parish residents are eligible to apply. New student applications will be accepted each year during the application period. Discovery is an open-enrollment school and does not test students to gain admission. 


The application period for the 2022-23 school year will open on November 1, 2021 and end on February 4, 2022 at noon (applications must be submitted by 11:59 a.m.).

*NOTE: The wait list does not carry over from year to year. Anyone on the wait list from the previous application period must re-apply. Current students do not need to re-apply for existing seats.


We suggest gathering the following documents before you start your online application. 

Tips for attaching documents to your child's application: 

If you do not have access to a scanner to scan documents, you can use your smartphone or tablet. 

  1. Place the document on a solid background for good contrast

  2. Find good lighting, avoid shadows across the document

  3. Hold your smartphone or tablet flat, keep it as square to the document as possible

  4. Make sure the image is not blurry and the information is legible

If you are completing the application from your mobile phone, you can attach the document directly from your phone. If you are using a desktop you will need to email the images of your documents to your personal email account. Then save them to the desktop computer you are using to submit your application. 

Required Student Documents

Requested Student Documents

  • Birth certificate

  • Immunization record

  • Most recent report card (to verify grade placement)

  • 3 proofs of residency - all proofs of residency must be in the parent/guardian name and the same address as the student.

  • Economically Disadvantaged status documents (if applicable)

  • Current IEP if applicable

  • Current IAP/504 plan if applicable 


For more details regarding each school's admissions process. 

Kenner Discovery Admissions Process

Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Admissions Process


If you have any questions or need application assistance, please contact the admissions team. 


Phone: 504-233-4720 Option 1

Discovery Schools is an equal opportunity educational provider. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, and/or age in educational programs or activities that it operates.