Discovery Academy

Photo collage of Discovery Academy programs of study

Discovery Academy is an initiative of St. Cloud Technical & Community College that encourages high-school students to take college courses in a high school setting.

Courses are taught in cooperating high schools based on space and resource availability by SCTCC instructors or specifically trained high school teachers.

All courses earn a college transcript.

Advantages of Discovery Academy

Discovery Academy offers a unique opportunity for students to:

  • Earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Save money on tuition when starting college.
  • Learn about skills used in industry and career fields through tours, job shadowing, and internships (where available)
  • Take courses that are not normally offered in the high school setting.
  • Hone college-level skills.
  • Earn college credits in career majors that may align with a university pathway; in other words, the credits could transfer to a 4-year program of study. 

Check with your guidance counselor for any pre-requisites.


Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303