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Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Growth Timeline

March 2019

Jefferson Parish School Board approved Discovery to replicate and open a second school. Discovery and Ochsner announced a formal partnership with the announcement of the Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (DJOD). 

JANUARY 2020

DJOD breaks ground for its permanent campus located in the Shrewsbury neighborhood. 

August 2020

DJOD opens its doors to educate students in grades K-4th at the interim campus located at 2012 Jefferson Highway, Jefferson LA 70121. 

August 2021 

DJOD expands to 6th grade. The school is moved to its permanent campus located at 1108 Shrewsbury Road, Jefferson, LA 70121. 

August 2022 

DJOD expands to 7th grade

August 2023

DJOD is fully expanded to accommodate 754 students in Pre-K through 8th grade.