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301 West 18th Street
Newton, NC 28658

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(828) 466-5581
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August 31, 2015
Discovery High School is everything a high school should be. Students are encouraged to become independent thinkers and work collaboratively to solve real-world problems. Their emphasis on changing the world is the type of high school program that is needed. DHS has 100% graduation rate and 100% of students in the 2015 class attended college!

- submitted by a school leader

August 27, 2015
100% of graduates have gone on to college each of the last three years. Amazing school!

- submitted by a community member

February 03, 2015
Discovery School has been very instrumental in my daughter's development as a student. She has been challenged to think creatively and often asked to apply her knowledge to current events projects. All students are encouraged to develop leadership skills by leading and/or speaking at various events. There is a high expectation of excellence in character, responsibility and concern for others and the world around us. The teachers know each student by name and are genuinely concerned for each student's well-being. I have been very pleased with Discovery School and would highly recommend it to others.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
Every child is unique and so is Discovery High School. Discovery's philosophy of learning and socializing met my child's needs along with the smaller class sizes. The faculty and administration are outstanding and have a very welcoming open door policy to the parents and community. Our son is very fortunate to have this educational opportunity!

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2015
This is a great school. Everyone is on equal ground. The teachers a very encouraging to the students. The students are taught to be productive young adults by doing community service. Our son enjoys the smaller class size and the teachers are easily accessible if extra help us needed. Can't say enough good things about the staff here.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2015
My son is a sophomore and absolutely loves it. I was scared at the thought of honors classes but the teachers are outstanding. Thay are tought HOW to think and not WHAT to think. Lot's of community service opportunities, and everyone gets along great. My son tells every one how great his school is all the time. We are truly blessed to be a part of this great school.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2015
My son loves his school and his teachers! Love that they use technology in the classroom rather than trying to ban it! He will become an amazing adult through his experiences at Discovery High School.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2015
Discovery High school is a great place for students who want to learn outside "the box". Small classrooms allow teachers to have more of a one on one relansonship with the kids, they get to really know them and help them grow as individuals. Mr. Robinson is always open to new ideas, especially when they come from the students. He is a wonderful principall, he and his staff are easily approachable.

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2012
This is a group of teachers who are not afraid to try something new, to experiment, in an effort to find the best experience for the students. There is less emphasis on the social aspects and more on the "norms" and what is/should be expected of a young adult. If you are headed to college, this may be your best public school option around.

- submitted by a parent
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December 18, 2009
This is the best school in the area. My daughter has been enrolled since nine grade and I love the fact that there are less students per teacher and less drama than in other high schools around. Teachers encourage their students to think and discuss different topics in a very effective way including several presentations throughout the year. I commend every single teacher and especially Mr. Willard, who has been a great leader of this wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
It's amazing! The entire school philosophy embraces a variety of teaching methods to address a variety of learning styles. No 90-minute lectures here - learning is often discussion based & students are encouraged to think for themselves rather than simply regurgitate information. Tai Chi is offered for P.E. and students are allowed to chew gum and bring water (both of which, by the way,facilitate improved focus and attention in class). This school takes everything that is so wrong with a typical public high school and does it so right!

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2009
I love this school because I graduated from here. It's the best school in the Newton and Conover area.

- submitted by a student
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Discovery offers a college preparatory 9-12 education through a project-based curriculum. It is a 1:1 school where all students are expected to engage in using computers in their learning. It is a small community of students, teachers and staff where everyone gets to know everyone else.

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Discovery High School at Newton Conover
301 West 18th Street, Newton, NC  28658
(828) 466-5581
Last modified Discovery High School at Newton Conover is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Discovery High School at Newton Conover Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top