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Academic Supports

What is Academic Support?
The Mount Vernon City School District is committed to providing the necessary supports to help all students academically achieve excellence. Academic supports are programs and strategies that are used by schools to increase that academic achievement of students, particularly for students who may be at risk. A wide variety of strategies have been identified which have potential to provide assistant to struggling students as well as to prevent academic problems from developing.

Academic Power Hour Program is designed for students in Grade 3-8 who require additional academic intervention and enrichment services to meet or exceed grade level state standards. Students will receive academic intervention services based on the NYS Common Core Learning Standards and students’ specific academic needs. The program will also prepare students for the upcoming NYS ELA and Mathematics Assessments.  Click the link for more information about this program: Academic Power Hour 

The Mount Vernon Pipeline to College Partnership Program (PCOPP) in conjunction with Lehman College was designed to serve more than 100 high school students from the district. These students would attend classes at Lehman College focusing on STEM to support the development of Mount Vernon mathematics and science teachers who will strengthen teaching and learning in mathematics and science within MV middle and high schools. Click the link for more information about this program: Pipeline to College Preparation Program 

The Smart Scholar - Early College High School Program was designed to increase high school graduation and postsecondary degree completion rates among historically underrepresented and/or economically disadvantaged students. Beginning July 2020, the Mount Vernon City School District began a cohort of 125 incoming 9th grade students.  Click the link for more information about this program: Smart Scholar Program

The Summer Distance Learning Academic Camp will service rising First through Fifth Grade students from across the district who require additional academic support to successfully meet grade level standards for the upcoming school year.  Click the link for more information about this program: Summer Distance Learning Program

During the summer months, our students experieice a hands-on Summer STEAM Camp. In an ever-changing, increasingly complex society, our students need to be prepared to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering, art and math—disciplines collectively known as STEAM. Click the link for more details about this program: Summer STEAM Camp