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  • Mount Vernon High School Hosts Virtual Back to School Night

    Greetings Mount Vernon Community, Please view a pre-recorded announcement from the administration here: Get to know each of your child’s teachers here: On October 29th at 6:00 PM, you can join a live webinar with Dr. Gonzalez at this link: Afterwards, meet with your scholar’s teachers virtually on Zoom by logging into their Schoology account and navigating to each course. If you have not used Schoology or Zoom before, your scholars have become experts and can take the lead to show you around! Thank you for joining us on this exciting and new experience.

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  • Movement Monday

    MVHS takes wellness seriously. Our very own English teacher Mrs. Samantha Alvarenga is a certified yoga instructor and took our English and Social Studies PLC outside for a wellness focus. #movementmonday

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  • Dr. Gonzalez's Hispanic Heritage Month Address

    National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latino Americans as we celebrate heritage rooted in all Latin American countries. During this month and throughout the year, Mount Vernon High School shares history, heritage, and accomplishments of Hispanic and Latino Americans of past and present.

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  • MMVHS holds a Virtual Orientation 2020-21

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  • Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020

    Dear Parent or Guardian, Greetings. I hope everyone is safe and healthy during these troubling times. This letter is to inform you that your child has been registered for summer school. The course(s) your child is scheduled to take are: Courses will be listed. Summer school will begin on July 6, 2020 and continue until August 13, 2020. Listed below are some of the important features of the program. • Days: Monday – Thursday • Time: 9 am to 1 pm • Students are eligible for up to two classes • The summer program will be entirely on a digital learning platform using Schoology. • You must be signed on to Schoology in order to get credit for attendance. • You will need an electronic device to participate in the summer program. • 3 or more unexcused absences can result in removal from the summer program. • Attendance in the teacher zoom sessions are mandatory. If you have any questions regarding the summer program, please email your counselor. You can also email me at Severin Cornelius Summer School Administrator

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  • Mount Vernon High School Excels at Distance Learning

    Please review the updated distance learning synchronous schedule in preparation for next week. This will be the new schedule moving forward starting tomorrow and continuing until school resumes. Attendance will be taken in Schoology. (review the video on "How to get an A in Schoology") What does synchronous mean? "existing or occurring at the same time." Friday, will be a make up and extra help day. You can reach your teachers on Schoology and zoom during their subject office hours. You can also reach out to your teachers about the expectations of each class.

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  • Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series

    Mount Vernon High School Schoology Weekly Books Highlights The Women History Month Series “No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.” - Martha Beck Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race By Margot Lee Shetterly " Overview The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Now a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

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District News

  • More than 300 Mount Vernon Families Engage in Virtual High Schools of Choice Night Hosted by School District

    More than 300 people joined a virtual event on Thursday, Jan. 21, hosted by the Mount Vernon City School District to educate families of incoming ninth-graders about its three theme-based high schools: the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, the Denzel Washington School of the Arts at the Nellie Thornton Campus, and The Mount Vernon High School (MVHS). The creation of theme-based high schools was a priority for Superintendent Dr. Kenneth R. Hamilton when he took the helm of the District in 2014.

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  • Social-Emotional Support for Children amid COVID-19 Pandemic - VPLM #6

    The sixth installment of the District’s Virtual Parent Learning Modules series topic for the January 14th event was Social-Emotional Support for Children & Families: Building Resiliency Now and Post-COVID-19. During the 90-minute workshop, families heard from District administrators and American psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere who discussed resilience as the ability to bounce back from stress, challenge, tragedy, trauma, or adversity and provided powerful practices to nurture an attitude of resilience in children. Click through for a video of the presentation!

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  • Denzel Washington School of the Arts sets dates for open house and auditions

    Students interested in attending the Denzel Washington School of the Arts at the Nellie Thornton Campus next year will have the opportunity to learn more about the extraordinary programs the school offers during an open house scheduled for 6 p.m., Wednesday, January 27th. Students and families can connect to the Zoom meeting with the Zoom ID 947 1252 3364 and Passcode 849601. The school – led by Principal Dr. Evelyn Collins – is reaching out to families with children who are currently in grades 5-8 in all schools in Mount Vernon and beyond who have a passion and talent in theatre, voice, dance, orchestra, band, technical theatre or visual arts. Enrollment for the school next year will include grades 6-12.

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  • District to Host ‘Interactive’ High Schools of Choice Night for Eighth-Grade Students, Families

    The Mount Vernon City School District has scheduled its annual High Schools of Choice Night for eighth-grade students and their families to learn about the District’s three theme-based high schools: the Mount Vernon STEAM Academy, the Denzel Washington School of the Arts at the Nellie Thornton Campus, and The Mount Vernon High School. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 6 p.m. The event will take place via Zoom video conferencing this year (Zoom meeting details below). The event is open to students currently enrolled in the District as well as those currently attending private or charter schools.

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  • Mount Vernon Basics Program to Kick-off New Year with Jan. 26 Virtual Event

    The ‘Mount Vernon Basics’ program, launched in 2018, is an initiative that seeks to provide parents with the tools and resources needed to support their child’s education. The program’s leaders have announced upcoming events for the spring 2021 semester. For the health and safety of the District’s staff and families, the events will be held virtually through Zoom. The first event – Bringing Back the Basics: Providing Resources for Infants and Toddlers – is planned for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26th. The kick-off event was developed with the district’s newest partner, the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center. Zoom Meeting ID: 998 4024 8935. Password: basics

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Principal's Message

  • Dear Mount Vernon High School Community,

    Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 

    We are so encouraged to finish this school year stronger than any other. All of our student cohorts are in a position to make unprecedented progress and gains. To help realize this goal we want all students, families and community members to focus on the following: 

    1. Academic focus:
      1. After school support is available to ALL students Monday-Thursday 3:00PM – 6:00PM
      2. The marking period ends on January 31, 2019.
      3. Midterm exams begin on Wednesday, January 15, 2019. Midterm exams make up 20% of the marking period grade.
      4. NYS Regents and Common Core Assessments begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2019.
    1. Culture and Climate:
      1. All 9th grade students enter the building through Exit 3.
      2. 10th – 12th grade students enter the building through Exit 1.
      3. All students must have their school issued ID to enter.
      4. 1st period begins promptly at 7:50am. Lateness is unacceptable.
      5. Students are to report directly to each class prepared and on time.
      6. No student should enter any hallway area without a teacher approved pass.
    1. Family & Community Engagement:
      1. Mark your calendars for our PTSA meeting taking place on Wednesday, January 29, 2019.
      2. Looking forward, also note that Monday, February 10, 2019 is Parent Involvement Day.
      3. Our parent liaison, Ms. Nair, is available daily in room 10 or can be reached via email at:


     Ronald Gonzalez


     Ronald Gonzalez, Principal
    Tel: 914-665-5300 - Fax: 914-665-5281 

    MVHS Vision

    Our vision is to inspire students to be inquisitive,  knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. We will empower students to become self-driven agents of change in local and global communities. 


    I am a MVHS Knight. I am inquisitive, knowledge seeking, compassionate and principled. I am a self-driven agent of change. I am limitless!

    Mission Statement

     Our mission is to produce a balanced citizenry by increasing the knowledge, skills and opportunities across the Mount Vernon High School community.  We will use a holistic approach, offering stimulating programs and supporting community engagement.

    • Mount Vernon High School students will: 
      Demonstrate open-mindedness and critical thinking.
    • Communicate effectively.
    • Understand themselves, their heritage and their place in history and the world.
    • Articulate the importance of self-awareness, creativity and reflection.
    • Appreciate others and act responsibly in a global society.
    • Exude ethical values towards people and education.
    • Exemplify the skills necessary for successful transition to post-secondary pursuits.

    Mount Vernon High School is committed to providing educational opportunities and programs to all peoples without prejudice. 


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