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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.

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. 

How do I know if my child qualifies as economically disadvantaged? 

EligibilityDocumentation to Apply (upload with application)
Eligible for Louisiana’s food assistance programCopy of SNAP/WIC Card
Eligible for free/reduced price school mealsComplete the Free/Reduced Lunch form
Eligible for Louisiana’s healthcare programCopy of Medicaid card/letter
Receive Supplemental Social Security IncomeCopy of Social Security Benefit Letter 

DO YOU TEST TO GAIN ADMISSION?

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

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.