Principal’s Corner

Laurelle Mathison Discovery High School

Dear Discovery High School Families,

I am excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. There is much to build upon following previous year’s successes such as being selected for the 2020 Model Continuation High School Award by the California Department of Education. Discovery High School was recognized for developing a nurturing and supportive environment that motivates each student to excel.

Natomas Unified School District has been working hard on preparing for the reopening of our schools. The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is of the utmost importance. Continue to check our website, the NUSD website, and your emails for further information regarding the reopening of our schools.

There are many exciting opportunities for your student at Discovery High School. These opportunities are based on our purpose statement: “Discovery High School provides students with unique, individualized access to college and career opportunities that lead to economic self-sufficiency.”

The school provides a WASC-accredited alternative educational opportunity for students of Natomas Unified School District. Discovery is an alternative to large traditional high schools and offers students small class sizes, individual attention, and options for earning a high school diploma.

We provide a school environment where students receive individualized attention and develop a sense of community. Our program is designed to assist students in earning a high school diploma and being college and career ready. Discovery’s program offers students the chance to overcome academic and/or social challenges and experience success in school.

The Hospitality and Culinary program allows students to earn elective credits toward graduation, but so much more. Students were hired for jobs directly out of the Culinary program last year and the new Building and Construction Trades program allows students to prepare for any construction-related field.

Our office will reopen August 2, 2021 and the school year begins on August 12, 2021. If you have any questions about our school, programs, or expectations, please don’t hesitate to contact us.