Discovery Charter School provides a high-quality education in a safe and supportive learning community for students and families, empowers students with diverse talents, delivers rigorous and culturally relevant instruction, and fosters creativity, inquiry, as well as strong character development. Discovery Charter School is an elementary public school (K-6), whose charter was approved by the New York State Education Department in December 2010, and opened its doors in August 2011.
93%Students of Color
13.9%Students with Disabilities
EL Education Character Education
College and Career Readiness
DCS follows an instructional model that is standards-based, student-centered, data informed, and flexible. Students are leaders of their own learning. Teachers implement protocols to foster students engagement and peer discussion.
ELA – EL Education Curriculum
Math – Engage NY
New Teacher Starting Salary
Dependent on education
Comprehensive benefits for full time employees
Always seeking to increase staff diversity
DCS offers both mentoring and instructional coaching
DCS offers ongoing professional development both internally and externally.
Supports for Teachers of Color
DCS empowers teachers and encourages teacher voice. An Equity Committee serves to strengthen teacher identity and eliminate cultural biases. DCS also offers mindfulness and staff wellness coaching.