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Discovery Canyon Campus

Live and Learn. That’s what the Discovery Canyon Campus with its seamless K-12 curricula is all about.

Located in a natural canyon at the north end of the Flying Horse community, this forward-thinking Academy School District 20 affiliate brings children of all grade levels together in an integrated, content-rich study program.

Student Capacity

  • 600 Elementary
  • 1,000 Middle School
  • 1,200 High School


Academic Campus Update

"Classic Companies made history by donating the single largest piece of land in Academy School District 20's history. Because of their generosity, we were able to construct a Pre K-12 campus which focuses on the sciences and mathematics. The interest in our program has been overwhelming!"

  • Christina Serola, Principal, Elementary School, DCC
  • Becky Allen, Principal, Middle School, DCC
  • Jim Bailey, Principal, High School, DCC

Discovery Canyon Campus...Official Academic Campus of Flying Horse.

Discovery Canyon is located at 1810 Northgate Road in the Flying Horse Ranch development. The campus opened in fall 2005 for fifth and sixth grade students.

The choice theme for the campus is science/mathematics study integrating space and aviation sciences. A complete offering of all curricular, co/extra curricular programs and activities, fine/performing arts, world languages, and athletics will also be available for students. Construction of the $72 million facility began in June 2004 and is funded with bond funds approved by District 20 voters in 2001. The campus features athletic fields, support resources, curricular materials, and other physical components of the campus are shared by appropriate student age levels. Among the advantages for the multi-level campus are opportunities for students to engage in learning experiences matched to their intellectual abilities. There is an optional International Baccalaureate (IB) strand for all students and IB instructional methodologies and strategies are used by all staff.

Construction Timeline

  • August 2005 - Phase I complete. Grades 5 and 6 occupy campus
  • August 2006 - Phase II complete. Grades PreK -7 occupy campus August
  • 2007 - Phase III complete. Grade 8 occupies campus August
  • 2008 - Grade 9 opens August
  • 2009 - Grade 10 opens August
  • 2010 - Grade 11 opens August
  • 2010 - Grade 12 opens