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 (11th grade) is the first to start the dual/concurrent college enrollment.