The Online Application Process

Q. How long does it take to complete the online application process? Typically, the process should take roughly 10 minutes.

Q. What if I do not have access to a computer? You can submit the application from a mobile device or you can contact the school for assistance.

Q. Is there another way of submitting an application other than online? No. The online application system is the only method and provides parents with up-to-date information. If you have trouble submitting the application, do not have access to a computer, or the Internet, please contact the school to set up an appointment. A school employee will be available to assist you with your child's application. To set up an appointment, please call 504-233-4720 Option 1.

Q. Once I've submitted the application electronically, how will I know that the submission is successful? Once the application is completed online, you will receive a generated message based on the email address you provided when you created an account. If your application is missing a required document you will be notified by email.

Q. Should I allow anyone else to use my account? It is the user's responsibility to protect the integrity of any information entered in the system. This includes but is not limited to passwords or personal information about you or your child. You must also agree not to share your login information or password with anyone except a parent or legal guardian.

Q. My account has been disabled because I've attempted to login too many times. Should I set up another account? No. You must call the school office for an administrator to assist you.

Q. I submitted an application for a student in the past, should I re-create a parent login account? No, you do not want to re-create multiple parent login accounts. Once you create a parent login account the first time, you will continue to use the same email address and password to submit an application for any student you wish to apply for.

Q. Why do I get a message when attempting to submit an application that the student already appears to be in the system but I have not submitted an application yet? This message will appear when a student is already connected to a parent account. If you created a parent login in the past you want to log in using the same email address and password you previously used when the account was created.

Selection Process

Q. Are students selected based on a first-come, first-serve process? All eligible applications submitted by the application deadline will be entered into the lottery. Students are selected based on pre-defined, Board-approved criteria (if applicable) such as: sibling and staff priorities.

Q. How is the lottery conducted? The lottery is conducted in accordance with pre approved guidelines. The online system generates the list of applicants that are to be awarded seats and an ordered wait list.

Q. When will parents be notified if they are selected to participate in a program? Parents will receive notification by email if their child has been selected once the lottery has been completed.

Q. What if my child is not selected for the initial lottery process? Once the initial emails have been sent to those students who are accepted, parents must accept or decline the seat. Once vacancies become available, students in the waiting pool will be offered seats.

Core Values

Core values are the HEART of our school culture. Our core values; Honor, Endurance, Achievement, Responsibility, Tolerance (HEART) are the pulse that reinforces positive student behavior. Discovery Schools incorporate social skills and character development into the daily academic curriculum. School culture is shaped by a character skills program, positive behavior techniques, restorative justice, and conflict resolution skills.