Discovery High School
DISCOVERY ACADEMIES and pathways:
Business and Entrepreneurship
Business Technology ● Entrepreneurship ● Financial Services ● Marketing and Management ● Human Resources
Fine Arts and Communication
Audio-Video Technology and Film ● Graphic Design ● Fine Arts
Health and Human Services
Teaching as a Profession ● Sports Medicine ● Allied Health and Medicine
Ad vanced Career - Innovations in Science and Technology ● Engineering and Technology ● Programming, Web Development
Key Business Partners:
clyde strickland, Metro Waterproofing
Successful business owners and philanthropists, Clyde and Sandra Strickland, have been making a positive impact on our community for decades. Their business, Metro Waterproofing, is one of the largest restoration and waterproofing companies in the Southeast. Now, they are helping students learn how to start businesses of their own through the Clyde L. Strickland Entrepreneurship Center. Mr. Strickland is a frequent speaker and mentor, encouraging students to dream big and work hard.
Chick-fil-A makes more than a great chicken sandwich. They also make a difference in our school, especially in our Athletics Programs. The Chick-fil-A located at Sugarloaf Parkway and Highway 316 is a big part of our community, and more specifically, the Discovery High School family. The owner, Daniel Perry, serves as a member of the entrepreneurship program advisory council and is a frequent guest speaker.
Gwinnett Medical Center
Gwinnett Medical Center partners with Discovery in many ways. In addition to their financial support, they also provide athletic trainers, CPR/AED Certification training for staff members, and student volunteer opportunities with the Oncology Department for events such as Paint Gwinnett Pink and health screenings. Gwinnett Medical Center staff also serve as guest speakers and advisory council members for the Health, Human Services and Education Academy
Sports Med South
Sports Med South helps to keep our athletes strong and healthy. In addition to their financial support, they also participate in physicals nights, host students in their Physical Therapy clinic, provide our team physician and medical care for our athletes, and offer tours and hands-on educational opportunities for our HOSA Club and other Health and Human Services students.
Georgia Tech capacity Program
CAPACiTY is a STEM+C project to create, pilot and assess a new curriculum for the Georgia high school Introduction to Digital Technology (IDT) course. The curriculum promotes the development of rigorous computational thinking (CT) skills by engaging students in authentic and culturally relevant projects. Using these projects as guides, students draw upon their own experiences, settings, and culture to iteratively and digitally narrate stories to develop awareness and agency. During the two-semester course, students progress from digital literacy to digital research and computational problem solving. They start by creating basic narratives using static documents and slides. They then advance to creating more dynamic, interactive narratives using web pages, mobile applications and computationally generated music using a variety of computational tools such as Powerpoint, EarSketch, and App Inventor. The research explores how this problem-based, inquiry driven and culturally relevant CS curriculum affects student engagement, motivation, content understanding, and persistence in CS courses, particularly among student traditionally underrepresented in CS. The research will also focus on determining how teacher professional development activities influence classroom practices among participating IDT teachers.
Principal: Marci Sledge
Academy Coach: Marlene Taylor-Crawford