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Project Bauhow Has A Winner in Newton-Conover City Schools District!

Project Bauhow Logo for NC Modernist Houses

        This year, students in Mr. Brucker’s drafting classes had an opportunity to be involved in “Project Bauhow”.  At the end of the year, the plan was to submit a project that they had worked on in architectural design during the year.  Their project was submitted in the hope that they may win a full scholarship to ... Read More »

Reflecting On Discovery High School Senior Products

Thomas Colton and the DHS Bioswale

Every year, Discovery High School rolls out its Senior Project to a new class of young adults.  Some students dread the immensity that is the Senior Project and others thrive from the undertaking.  In all cases, students are required to create a Senior Product as one of six required facets to the project. No matter what they choose to build, ... Read More »

The Washington Post Ranks Discovery High School the 18th Most Challenging High School in North Carolina

DHS Logo

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. A ratio of 1.000 means the school had as many tests as graduates.  This year, ... Read More »

Discovery High School Places First in Envirothon

DHS Environthon team

            Discovery High School won in the NW Regional Envirothon Competition on Thursday, March 26th.  Their team name is ” The Difference”, which proved to be appropriate as they took 1st place in both Wildlife and Environmental issues. The team was comprised of Thomas Colton, Annamarie Eustice, Jillian Whitener, Patrick McPherson  and Grace Little. During ... Read More »

Career and College Promise Information Session Packs the House

Newton-Conover City Schools is partnering with Catawba Valley Community College to bring College and Career Promise (CCP) to Newton-Conover’s two high schools.  In the past, students at both NCHS and DHS have had the opportunity to take CCP courses on the campus of CVCC.  However, next year, juniors at both schools will be able to take classes in a CCP ... Read More »

Discovery High Student Works With NCCET To Give a Helping Hand

James Lutton’s face lit up with excitement when he saw the shiny, red mechanical hand that had been made just for him. Once he was all strapped in, six-year-old James was able to do something he had never been able to do — pick things up with his left hand. James was born with symbrachydactyly, which restricts the growth of ... Read More »

Discovery High School Sets Sights for 2015-16 Enrollment

            Discovery High School (DHS) has been in existence since 2005.  At its origin, the school started as the Health Science School of Newton-Conover and began with only 24 students.  In the past two years, the newly named Discovery High School has made stellar leaps in attributes that have made it a popular choice for ... Read More »

Senior Projects On The Move

Story by Rhiannon Beck The senior projects are a big deal for the students and staff here at Discovery High School. They’re an opportunity for our students to learn and to better prepare themselves for college. At the beginning of a new year, every senior chooses a topic that interests them. There are no rules as to what their project can ... Read More »

NCHS and DHS Students Share Their View of Dominica Trip

One week ago, eight of our students and two teachers from Newton-Conover High School and Discovery High School departed on their trip to the Commonwealth of Dominica to assist with collecting data for scientific research. Read below their accounts of their experiences so far: “Dominica is a truly spectacular place.  Never have I witnessed such a breathtaking, natural place. I ... Read More »

Discovery High School Continues Science Olympiad Success at State Competition

Discovery High School (DHS) attended the Hickory Regional Science Olympiad Tournament held at CVCC on March 22, 2014. At that time, DHS placed third overall in the regional competition with 6 Gold medals, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze.  As a result, placing 3rd out of the 19 teams, DHS was now eligible to advance to the State Tournament at NC ... Read More »