Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy
Rendering of high school campus for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.
Rendering of high school campus for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.
Rendering of high school campus for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.
Rendering of high school campus for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.
Rendering of high school campus for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy.

Louisiana charter school is building high school campus

Feb. 15, 2019
$36 million facility for Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is set to open in 2020.

A charter school in Kenner, La., is building a $36 million facility to house its high school students.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy is constructing a 125,000-square-foot high-school building that will include nine science labs, a teaching kitchen, a counseling center, a cafeteria and a library/media center.

It is scheduled to open in 2020. 

Kenner Discovery's already has four campuses that serve more than 1,500 students from pre-kindergarten through 11th grade.

Next year, the school will welcome its first class of high-school seniors, increasing enrollment even further. The high school now has about 400 students; next year it will approach 600.

 praised the school's record success.

"A building, no matter how shiny, is just a building," says Jefferson Parish Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley. However, he adds, "this modern, state-of-the-art facility will add value to the portfolio of Jefferson Parish schools, especially when our average school is 54 years old."

A recent consultant's report recommended $700 million in upgrades for the parish's aging public schools.

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