Established

Discovery was approved by the NYS DOE in 2010. DCS is authorized by the NYS Board of Regents.

Grades

We are a K-6 coed school supporting all students. All are welcome here.

Culture

We provide whole school enrichment including Community Circle and Creative Crew.

Academics

Discovery students’ performance on the NYS ELA & Math assessments exceeds that of local districts and charters.

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Facts About Discovery Charter School

DCS 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 and strong character development.

Discovery Charter School is a public elementary school serving students in grades K-6, whose charter was approved by the New York State Education Department in December 2010, and opened its doors in August 2011. The building is situated on a picturesque 8.6 acres which contain ideal classroom and common use spaces.

Discovery Charter School will prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world, providing elementary school children real skills for the real world through an interdisciplinary program that integrates literacy, language arts, mathematics, social studies, visual arts and science.

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FUN FACTS ABOUT DISCOVERY CHARTER SCHOOL:
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DCS STAFF

Discovery Charter School has a staff of 75 teachers, administrators and support staff.

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ADMISSIONS

In 2021, there were 1,173 applications for only 80 spots in grades K-6.

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HOURS

Discovery Charter School is in session Monday-Friday from 7:25am - 2:20pm.

Online Registration

Because the majority of the students return to the school year after year, the number of spaces available may be limited in some grades. Space in kindergarten depends on the number of siblings who want to attend DCS. Siblings have preference in admission and are registered before the lottery date.

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Discovery Charter School will prepare students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

Reading & Language Arts

DCS is committed to facilitating students to fully develop their ability and willingness to communicate in and comprehend written and spoken languages.

Mathematics

Students at DCS will have ninety minutes daily of dedicated instructional time. Students will be able to measure, weigh, sort, calculate, construct, compute and analyze.

Encores

All students attend Art, Performing Arts, and Physical Education classes taught by certified and experienced teachers. Students have an opportunity to create, perform and live healthy.

Science

Science at DCS utilizes the FOSS Curriculum. Students in grades 4-6 attend daily science class. Students participate in hands-on labs and experiments that are inquiry based. 

Class Size & Teachers

Each grade level will have on average 40 students and two classrooms, each with two certified teachers or one teacher and a teaching assistant and access to specialists.

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Explore the Discovery Experience

"Discovery is full of collaboration, amazing friendships, love and support. We care and have fun activities for you so let's make it happen!"
Shiloh, Briella and Jaliyah
Students
“Discovery is a place where my children can be accepted for the unique individual that they are. This school also understands that each child learns at their own pace and emphasizes this in their lessons.”
Cassandra Favata
Parent
“Discovery is very special because it has a lot of nice teachers and people.”
Adnan
Student

Enrollment in DCS

All children eligible for enrollment in public schools in New York State in grades K-6 may enroll in DCS, subject to availability.

About DCS

Discovery Charter School is a public elementary school serving students in grades K-6, whose charter was approved by the New York State Education Department in December 2010, and opened its doors in August 2011. The building is situated on a picturesque 8.6 acres which contain ideal classroom and common use spaces.

Location & Contact:

DISCOVERY CHARTER SCHOOL
133 Hoover Drive
Rochester, NY 14615

PHONE: (585) 342-4032

FAX: (585) 342-4003

EMAIL: contact@rochesterdiscovery.com

 

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