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Discovery High School
301 West 18th Street
Newton, NC 28658

Phone Number: 828-466-5581

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IMPORTANT! ALL PARENTS OF DISCOVERY STUDENTS PLEASE RESPOND

Parents, Discovery High School will requiring all of its students to have access to a laptop second semester. This means students can either use their own laptop or use a school-issued laptop. Students will need this device to complete much of their classwork.

To facilitate our being able to order laptops for our students, we are asking everyone of our current parents to complete a laptop form (see below). On this form, we're asking for the name of the student, and a simple checkmark beside either the option indicating your child will use their own personal laptop or needs a school-issued laptop. We need this information as soon as possible. You may also email the principal, john_robinson@nccs.k12.nc.us to indicate your preference as well. Just include your child's name and your preference.


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Discovery High School Accepting Applications for the 2015-16 School Year


Discovery High School is a public school of choice, offering students a unique educational experience that includes:

  • A small high school experience.áAt less that 200 students, our caring staff is able to get to know every one of our students.áWe offer students a small learning community that is highly supportive and personal.
  • Using Technology to Engage in Learning.áWe at Discovery High School engage our students in using technology to engage iná21stácentury learning.áWe have multiple computer labs, laptop cart, andáiPadsáused by students.áWe also allow students to bring their own laptops,áiPadsáor other devices and access the Internet.áWe offer students open WIFI access to the Internet.
  • Real-Life Learning Experiences.áDiscovery High School engages students in projects to solve real-world problems. Students learn academic content through project-based learning.
  • Personalized Learning Experience.áDiscovery High School provides each student with a personalized learning experience.
  • College Preparatory Curriculum.áAll Discovery High School students engage in a rigorous curriculum and graduate meeting the minimum admission's requirements for the North Carolina University system.áWe strive to make sure all of our students graduate with college options.
In order to apply to Discovery High School, please do the following:

1.áDownload a copy of our application.á(Discovery High School New Student Application Downloadá).áYou may obtain a hard copy of the application at our school office, or check with your school's guidance counselor.áAlso, download a copy of the teacher recommendation form.á(Discovery High School New Student Teacher Recommendation Form Downloadá).áComplete the new student application.

2. Give 3 of the Teacher Recommendations to your current teachers.áAt least one needs to go to a language arts teacher, another to a math teacher.áThe final recommendation form can be completed by any other current teacher. Have those teachers forward these recommendations in a sealed envelope to Discovery High School. We ask that these be completed by teachers only who have direct knowledge of the student's classroom abilities.

3. Submit your application to our school office located at: 301 West 18th Street, Newton, NC. (Located in the Thornton Education Center.)áYou may mail it or drop it by our office.

4. We will call and schedule an interview appointmentáonce we have receive your completed application. Interviews will be scheduled on February 27 and 28, 2015.

5. Submit a signed copy of the release formá(Discovery High School Release Formá)áwith your application.


For more information regarding Discovery High School, or to schedule a visit or tour, please contact Discovery High School at 828-464-3191, or email Principal John Robinson atájohn_robinson@nccs.k12.nc.us.
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DEADLINE FOR 2015-16 APPLICATIONS IS Friday, February 13, 2015
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