Now enrolling 9th grade students, with an interest in teaching and/or an applied sciences field (including engineering, computer science, IT, digital arts, and math-related industries). Come join our founding class for the 2021-2022 school year! 

Space is limited.

Discovery Early College High School

for Teaching and Industry

Discovery High School (DHS) is a one-of-a-kind high school providing unprecedented access to early college, applied careers credentialing, formative exposure to the teaching profession, and deep industry-embedded learning.

DHS Students

Students and their families build a personalized progression of learning. For some students, that progression will lead to an interest in teaching or other students, that progression will drive a career interest in an applied sciences field (including engineering, computer science, IT, arts, and math-related industries). For all students, there will be the opportunity for internships, externships, entrepreneurship, industry mentors, stackable career certificates, and extensive accrual of college credits with the potential to earn an Associate's Degree along with a high school diploma.

DHS Educators

Educators guide students through their highly personalized progressions with intensive supports, 1:1 advising, competency-based digital badges, and exclusive curation of special learning opportunities, such as in-depth teaching experiences, residential experiences on a college campus and regional employer mentors.

DHS Partners

Community Partners eliminate the racial, financial, linguistic, and gender barriers to ensure equitable, unparalleled access to college and career pathways for students and their educators. We invent the future for Springfield schools and Springfield      industry today!

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"“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama

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Student Interviews


Location: Zoom

Please schedule a student interview to get more information on becoming Riverhawk. Our incoming freshman class will be our founding students who are set to graduate in 2025 with college credits and real-word work experience.

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NEW! Now enrolling 9th grade students for the 2021-2022 school year. Space is limited.

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