Discovery Schools Admissions Overview

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. 

2020-2021 Application Period 

Application period for the 2020-2021 school year begins November 1, 2019 and ends February 14, 2020 at 10 am.


We currently do not offer Pre-K and Pre-K will not be available in the 2020-21 school year. 

  • Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy will accept applications for students entering K-12.
  • Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy will accept applications for students entering K-4.


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 DocumentsRequested Student Documents
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization record
  • Most recent report card or annual test scores (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.
  • Free and Reduced Lunch form
  • 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, please contact the admissions team. 

Email: Admissions2020-21@discoveryhsf.org

Phone: 504-233-4720

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.