Principal’s Corner


July 2019

Dear Discovery High School Families,

I am excited to welcome you to the 2019-20 school year. There is much to build upon following last year’s successes such as a full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the third highest graduation rate of alternative schools in Sacramento and Yolo counties, and another successful year of graduates becoming college and career ready.

There are many exciting opportunities for your student at Discovery. 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 and social 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 size, 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 & 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 we have expanded our partnerships to include new employment opportunities for the coming year. For students looking to transition to college, we provide support through assistance in completing financial and college applications, college field trips and seamless transition into Los Rios Community College.

The school year begins on August 7, 2019. As we begin, we are looking for parents who would like to get involved through the School Site Council (SSC). The SSC membership consists of staff members, parents, and students who work together with administration to develop, review and evaluate school improvement programs and budgets.


Keven MacDonald

Executive Director of Alternative Learning