Dear students of the Discovery Bay High School, (STEM ACADEMY):
Welcome to your new school.
Congratulations on your decision to become a part of the Discovery Bay High School family. We sincerely hope that you are as excited as we are in helping you embark on this new journey. This significant move in your life is very important on several levels. You are now a student in this illustrious institution. The message here is two-fold – in this phase of your education, you are entering an institution that is student centered, where each student will be provided with the opportunity to learn, grow, develop, and reach his or her full potential as a valued member of our school community. Also, as a new cohort of students you will have an opportunity like no other to determine the type of school that Discovery Bay High School (STEM ACADEMY) will become.
We encourage you to participate fully in all that this school has to offer, be curious, be punctual, be innovative don’t be afraid to respectfully challenge and put forward new ideas, play hard and work smart. Adhere to the school’s guidelines presented in your handbook, and where these rules are not working let’s start a discussion to have them amended where appropriate.
Throughout the course of your high school experience, each student is expected to act in an ethical manner, with integrity and show care and respect for fellow students, your teachers and support staff, your environment and the entire education process.
You will have the opportunity to work with some exceptional staff members who we have been very fortunate to recruit and who will guide your success in self-development and help Discovery Bay High School (STEM ACADEMY) to turn out individuals ready to make that next step in life.
Parents will also find this Student Handbook helpful, in the course of providing the family support that is essential in enabling the transformation of our students.
We look forward to working with our students, parents, teachers and all stakeholders of the Discovery Bay High School (SYSTEM ACADEMY) in making our school the very best it can be.
Mrs. Pansy Johnson