What is a charter school?

A charter school is an independently run public school. Charter schools are granted greater flexibility in their operations. In return for this flexibility charter schools are expected to perform at a higher level of standard on both test scores and graduation rates.

Who is eligible to apply? 

Any Jefferson Parish resident is eligible to apply for admission. To be eligible for Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by or before September 30.

Do you test to gain admission?

No. Discovery schools are open-enrollment schools and do not require testing to gain admission. 

If I am on the wait list, Do I have to re-apply every year?

Yes. The wait list does not carry over from year to year, therefore, you must apply each year. Current students do not need to re-apply. 


Discovery Schools operates Kenner Discovery and opened its second school, Dr. John Ochsner Discovery in August 2020. 

Can my child apply to both Kenner Discovery AND Dr. John Ochsner Discovery? 


Is there a cost to attend your school?

Discovery Schools are tuition-free, like all public schools. 

What is the student-teacher ratio at Discovery Schools?

The average class size is approximately 26 students. 

My child has an IEP, or receives special services; can you accommodate his/her needs?

Yes. We accommodate all children and their individual learning needs.