Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Celebrates Groundbreaking of New High School

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Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Celebrates Groundbreaking of New High School$36 million building will feature 9 science labs, a teaching kitchen and more!

WHO:     Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Discovery) CEO Patty Glaser, Ph.D. , Dr. Cade Brumley, Superintendent, Jefferson Parish Public School System, The Friends of Discovery, Board of Directors Jefferson Parish Community and Civic leaders, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Band, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy Students 

WHAT:   Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy (Discovery) will hold a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of Discovery’s new $36-million-dollar high school building.

WHEN:      Thursday, February 14, 10am

WHERE:    Kenner City Park Pavilion, 3800 Loyola Drive, Kenner, LA 70065         

WHY:  Discovery, an open enrollment top rated public charter school for grades PK-12, will break ground on its brand new $36-million-dollar high school building located at 3837 Loyola Avenue in Kenner, LA. The building is expected to be finished for January 2020. The new high school will be a state-of-the-art facility with specially-designed classrooms and resource rooms. The 125,000 square foot building will include 9 science labs, a teaching kitchen, counseling center, co-curricular area, cafeteria, library/media center. Founded in 2013, Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is a Type 1 charter school authorized by Jefferson Parish Public Schools. Discovery currently has a student body of 1,536 students in grades Pre-K through 11th grade and nearly 200 full-time faculty members. The school will continue to add a grade level each year until reaching a full Pre-K through 12th school, with its first graduating class in 2020. Discovery currently operates on four campuses in Jefferson Parish: Maine Campus (2504 Maine Ave., grades 1-8), Vintage Campus (201 Vintage Dr., grades 9-11), Rivertown Campus (415 Williams Blvd., Kindergarten) and its Discovery Education Center (3528 Sam Lenox St., Pre-Kindergarten 4).

Contact: Heather Harper, Greater New Orleans Collaborative of Charter Schools (GNOCCS): hharper@h2nola.net  / (504) 289-0499 or Faith Broussard: faith.broussard@discoveryhsf.org / (504) 229-5209

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