Creating connections through cross-cutting concepts, community involvement, critical thinking and collaboration. Content area connections made through NGSS cross-cutting concepts: Patterns; Cause and Effect; Scale Proportion and Quantity, Systems and System Models; Energy and Matter; Structure and Function; Stability and Change.


Using the NGSS Cross-Cutting Concepts to connect across the content areas of English, science, and history, the DISCOVER Academy provides students with hands-on learning experiences.  Students work collaboratively during activities, labs, and projects and also engage in critical thinking and authentic assessments. DISCOVER students connect to the community through community service projects, exposure to guest speakers and field excursions.

Additionally, DISCOVER’s students are afforded the opportunity to take full advantage of Sequoia’s diverse offering of electives, highly regarded physical education curriculum, and varied educational opportunities such as honors level classes in the 7th and 8th grade academic years.