Discovery Centers

Online Referral FormThe Discovery program serves elementary, middle, and high school students experiencing significant social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.  The goal is to have students develop sufficient internal discipline so that little external reinforcement is required.  In addition to the behavior management system, social and emotional goals are taught daily. Specific instruction enables students to learn problem solving, decision-making, and social skills.  In addition, there is a strong emphasis upon academic instruction that is individually determined.

Skagit Discovery

Snohomish Discovery

Whatcom Discovery

Phone: 360-856-1562
Fax: 360-856-1824
Program Calendar
Phone: 360-474-0524
Fax: 360-435-1697
Program Calendar

Phone: 360-738-6235
Fax: 360-676-6406
Program Calendar

Participating Districts
  • Anacortes
  • Burlington-Edison
  • Concrete
  • LaConner
  • Mount Vernon
  • Sedro-Woolley
Participating Districts
  • Arlington
  • Everett
  • Granite Falls
  • Lake Stevens
  • Lakewood
  • Marysville
  • Monroe
  • Snohomish
  • Stanwood-Camano
  • Sultan
Participating Districts
  • Bellingham
  • Blaine
  • Ferndale
  • Lynden
  • Meridian
  • Mount Baker

Report Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying

The NWESD is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons, that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.  Any student who believes he/she has been the target of harassment, intimidation or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to Steve Dahl, Assistant Director for Special Programs and Services at the NWESD.  Any student who believes he/she has been the target of unresolved discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying may report incidents verbally or in writing to David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations (also acting as the Section 504, Title IX, and Civil Rights Officer) at the NWESD.

The following resources are available for download here:

Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
Policy 3205       Procedure 3205-P          Notification Form

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Prohibited
Policy 3207       Procedure 3207-P          Notification Form

For general questions please contact David Forsythe, Assistant Superintendent for Operations at NWESD.

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Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking. If you are a person with another disability and experience issues accessing information from the NWESD website. 

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