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Smart Scholars 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. Those students who successfully completed the recruitment and admission process will begin receiving academic and socio-emotional supports that will address the students’ needs and begin to prepare them for their inevitable college experience via a summer bridge program.

The first cohort of Smart Scholars were also the first to start the dual/concurrent college enrollment.