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Act 26

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has enacted legislation (Act 26), which requires all public schools to take a mandatory course of action in dealing with students who are found to be in possession of weapons. (Click Download to Continue)

Programs & Resources

PSSA Information

To view important information, please click below

Note from the Special Education Director

In order to best meet the assessment needs of our exceptional students during the 2019-2020 school year, Discovery Charter School has enrolled 1.3% of our third-eighth grade students in PASA, the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment. This exceeds the state allotment per school by 0.3%. This enrollment enables our students with significant special needs to be assessed fairly and accurately. Any questions regarding this enrollment can be forwarded to aphilipps@dcsschool.com.

2019-2020 JYK DCS Student Handbook

Breakfast and Lunch Program

At JYK Discovery Charter School we know the challenges of trying to learn on an empty stomach.  For this reason we have a hot breakfast and lunch for the students.  

McKinney Vento Homeless Act
The McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act is a federal law that ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and youth. McKinney-Vento provides federal funding to states for the purpose of supporting district programs that serve homeless students.


Defining Homeless: The McKinney-Vento Act defines homeless children as “individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.”


The act provides examples of children who would fall under this definition:

*Children and youth sharing housing due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason
*Children and youth living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camp grounds due to lack of alternative

*Children and youth living in emergency or transitional shelters
*Children and youth abandoned in hospitals
*Children and youth awaiting foster care placement
*Children and youth whose primary nighttime residence is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping

  accommodation (e.g. park benches, etc)
*Children and youth living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus

  or train stations
*Migratory children and youth living in any of the above situations


To view the full act, click here.


If you fit this criteria while enrolled in JYK Discovery Charter School, please contact our School Counselor and Community Liason, Ms. Blake at 215-879-8182 (ext 215).