Academic Resources


Southwest Schools Discovery Middle School is the choice for Houston students. This is the time in a student’s life when they begin exploring the possibilities of college and careers, and our teachers are determined to provide them all the guidance they need to successfully achieve their goals after graduation. Small class sizes enable teachers to focus on individual needs and make sure students gain the skills they need now and for their future.

Discovery offers numerous extracurricular activities for those students who maintain a 2.0 GPA or better.


  • Theater
  • Manga
  • Dance
  • Fine Arts
  • Sketch
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music (Vocals, Keyboards & Band)
  • Latin American Dance


  • Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball
  • Basketball

College Preparation

  • College Tours
  • Junior Achievement
  • National Honor Society
  • Naviance Career and College Planning
  • Project GRAD


  • Woods Project

Social Emotional Skill Development

  • E-Colors


Student Government

  • Student Government Organization

Other Extra Curricular

  • Chess Club
  • Youth Potential Development – Entrepreneurs
  • Model Building
  • Debate Club
  • Sketch Club
  • Cheerleading & Pep Squad
  • Insanity/P90X

Special Instructional Programs

  • Achieve 3000
  • Study Island
  • ST Math
  • Rosetta Stone

The School’s mission is to promote career and college readiness for all students through meaningful relationships and meaningful work. Positive relationships between staff and students as well as between students themselves is accomplished through the following programs/philosophies:

  • Capturing Kid’s Hearts – A collection of tools to build positive, trusting relationships which can transform the classroom and school environment.
  • CHAMPS – Conversations; Help; Activities; Movement; Participation – A Safe & Civil Schools Proactive Approach to classroom management.
  • E-Colors – Mentoring and Personal Intervention in communication strategies.
  • Classroom Strategies – Differentiated Instruction; Cooperative Learning; Marzano’s 9 Essentials.
  • Student & Parent Handbook – Our Policies and Procedures

When promoted through active monitoring, respectful interactions, and policy enforcement, students, parents, and teachers are all able to reap the tremendous benefits of our school of choice has to offer.