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Discovery Schools to return to school Monday, September 20

Date: September 14th, 2021

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy and Dr. John Ochsner Health Sciences Academy Students to Return to School Monday, September 20

Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy and Dr. John Ochsner Health Sciences Academy will re-open for students on Monday, September 20 for normal school hours, announced Discovery Schools CEO Patty Glaser. Faculty and staff returned Monday, September 13.  “Although many of our families and staff sustained damage from Hurricane Ida, we are eager to get back to school and provide some stability and normalcy for our families,” said CEO Glaser. “Our Discovery School family is resilient and we are working together to take care of our community.” Established in 2013, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy serves grades PK-12 at three campuses in Metairie and Kenner.  Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy, through an innovative partnership with Ochsner, opened in August 2020. At its Jefferson Campus, Dr. John Ochsner Discovery Health Sciences Academy serves PK-6th grades and will grow one grade level each year until reaching K-8.All Jefferson Parish residents are eligible to apply to Discovery Schools. For more information, visit,

Discovery Charter Schools began serving families of Jefferson Parish in 2013 and has since grown into a successful and high demand open-enrollment charter school network operating 2 schools educating over 2,400 students. Discovery schools boast a creative and rigorous academic learning environment as well as a strong school culture. At Discovery, courses have been developed for college and career readiness with an emphasis on health, sciences, and technology. The mission of Discovery Health Sciences Academies is to provide a rigorous learning environment where students achieve academically, develop intellectual curiosity, and practice environmental responsibility while exploring health and science topics and careers.

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