Apply to Be on the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board


The application window for the Discovery Education Student Advisory Board 2013-2014 has just opened. We are seeking high school students who have an interest in digital media and technology, communication, and leadership to apply for spots on this year’s board.

The board meets virtually 4 times during the school year and works on things such as user experience, social media, and blogging. Past board members have said that being on the board “was one of the best things [they] did in high school,” “felt like family,” and “inspired” them to mentor younger students.

If you’d like to apply, complete the online application before the October 25th deadline. Student board members will be notified by October 31st, and our work will begin in November.

Apply today via this link to the online application:


23 comments… add one

  • Rebeckah October 11, 2013, 11:50 pm

    I’m interested, but I’m in middle school. Am I still applicable?

    • Ariana October 22, 2013, 8:21 pm

      i would like to do this beacuse it would be helpful

    • Logan October 26, 2013, 3:37 pm

      Yeah i also wanna know this if im in middle school can I still apply?

      • Jeanette October 28, 2013, 3:09 pm

        Hi Logan. The Student Advisory Board is just for high school students, but watch the blog for other opportunities for middle school students — like the Polar Bear Board Challenge. Have a great day.

  • Jeanette Edelstein October 14, 2013, 1:53 pm

    Sorry, Rebeckah: this opportunity is just for high school students. Stay tuned to the blog, though, because we’ll be offering other opportunities for middle school students this year.

    • Grace October 15, 2013, 5:42 pm

      I would like to do things like this to. Do you know when the chances are coming?

      • Jeanette Edelstein October 15, 2013, 9:44 pm

        Hi Grace. The Challenge on today’s post is open to students of all ages! You should try it.

  • Ahmad October 22, 2013, 2:02 pm

    do you know when you are going to do the one for middle school students

    • Jeanette Edelstein October 22, 2013, 2:12 pm

      Hi Ahmad. So glad you’re interested in getting more involved with Discovery. Our opportunities for middle school students will be different than the Student Advisory Board. There is one going on right now: The Board Builder Challenge. You should participate in that! Keep checking out our blog posts and you’ll see a variety of opportunities throughout the year. Have a great day!

  • Logan October 26, 2013, 3:38 pm

    So is that what the board builder is about? 😀

  • Jeanette October 28, 2013, 3:13 pm

    Hi Logan. Board Builder is a tool in your Discovery Education account that lets you build a digital board, including images, text, audio, video, and documents. You can upload content that you created (video from your phone, a selfie, etc.) or you can search for and import resources from Discovery Education. You can use boards for fun, for assignments (if your teacher is okay with that), and sometimes we’ll have challenges or activities involving boards. Happy Board Building!

  • Duwesong October 30, 2013, 1:12 am

    What is this board builder about?

    What if I am in 5th grade will I be able to join ?


    • Jeanette October 30, 2013, 2:58 pm

      The Board Builder is a tool that you can find right in your Discovery Education account. Look at the bar near the top of the screen and find the colorful circle on the Board Builder tab. The tool lets you create digital boards with video, audio, text, your own content, etc. You can change colors and backgrounds and add captions and headlines. Try it out!

      The Student Advisory Board is only for high school students, so you won’t be able to apply this year. Keep an eye on the blog, though, because we will have other activities that everyone can do!

  • taylor November 1, 2013, 1:32 pm

    I am in middle school, i just joined but I don’t know how to sign up.

    • Jeanette November 1, 2013, 6:29 pm

      Hi Taylor. Welcome! You don’t need to join anything — just using your Discovery Education student account and keeping up with the blog will keep you connected. The Student Advisory Board is only for high school students, but we’ll have lots of other activities for middle school students. Look forward to hearing more from you through our blog and activities. Have a great weekend.

  • monica November 4, 2013, 12:40 am

    im interested and im in 9th grade but im supposed to be 10th grade

  • monica November 4, 2013, 8:25 pm

    if i did this would i be helping out

  • Dinah November 4, 2013, 11:28 pm

    I love helping out and doing stuff, but I’m in 5th grade!!! What Are some other cool things elementary school students can do? :) B-) :)

  • Abbye November 5, 2013, 2:23 am

    This sounds fun, but I am in 5th grade. Are there any projects for 5th graders or at least for elementary students?

    • elizabeth November 5, 2013, 10:16 pm

      yes I am working on one know and I am in the 5th grade in elementary school

  • Jeanette November 5, 2013, 4:55 pm

    I hear you! We are working on some projects for elementary and middle school students. Stay tuned and thanks for your enthusiasm!


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