About Us

The Berrien Springs Discovery Academy has a long-standing tradition of being one of the best Alternative Education programs in the state. We offer a no-nonsense approach to online education to accommodate today’s At-Risk student population. Flexible scheduling, self-paced courses, access from home, and success-driven and caring staff all come together to help students achieve success.

We offer two different tracks to achieve a high school diploma. A traditional 18 credit diploma meets the Berrien Springs High School criteria for graduation and the Discovery Academy diploma track, which is 18 credits. Both are Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) accredited diplomas. Additionally, qualifying students may also take part in Career and Technical Education classes and participate in Dual Enrollment classes at local colleges. We also allow students to participate in work-study if they can obtain gainful employment.

The Discovery Academy Job Fair is hosted each spring and is one of the largest job fairs for high school students in southwestern-lower Michigan. It is an excellent opportunity to utilize what they have learned in the classroom and talk to local employers and business owners. In addition, we have a full-time Workforce Coordinator that will establish partnerships with businesses and help students with career skills, internships/apprenticeships, and connect with mentors.  

Many of our graduates have chosen to further their education at technical or trade schools, community colleges, and universities. Some are pursuing a career in the military, and some have entered the workforce straight out of high school.

We, at the Discovery Academy, understand the many issues that can face today’s students. Sometimes things in life are just too much for students to continue on a traditional path. That is where we come in. We have a very high success rate with students who have dropped out or are on the verge of dropping out. Many students that come to us are behind in credits and need a way to catch up.  We specialize in At-Risk students. Our staff members all have the ability to reach students previously thought unreachable.   

Looking for a non-traditional way to obtain your high school diploma?

  • 24/7 Access
  • Freedom to study from home
  • 2 graduation tracks
  • *No cost for dual enrollment for college credit (eligibility requirements apply)
  • No cost for students
  • Work stations located on-site
  • Laptop and internet service can be provided
  • 2 graduation ceremonies are held each year