• Middle School Program Referral Process 


    Mt. Vernon at a Glance

    Below are one page documents that give a brief overview of Mt. Vernon Middle.

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    Student Profile

    Students referred to Mt. Vernon often are failing academically.  They also may demonstrate some behavioral difficulties at their base school.  These difficulties are usually of a playful nature and occur most often during the unstructured times and areas at the base school.  Students who benefit from Mt. Vernon have demonstrated a history of building positive relationships with teachers in their schools and demonstrate a desire to improve their circumstances.  Our middle school program emphasizes strengthening basic academic skills.  Academic remediation is available for students in the areas of Math and Reading. 


    Referring Schools

    Students must be referred by their base WCPSS Middle School.  Click here to view the list of schools who refer to Mt. Vernon. 



    Base school counselors and/or social workers must complete all portions of the application through OASIS.   

    Directions for completing the online application

    Directions for completing Teacher Recommendations

    If you have questions, please contact Ms. Brown, School Counselor, at 919-233-4313 ext 27073 or tbrown3@wcpss.net.


    Intake Sessions

    Once a referral is received, the Mt. Vernon intake committe will meet to discuss and review the referral and determine acceptance.  The dates for intake hearings can be found at the link below.  Our current acceptance rate is approximately 90%.  

    Mt. Vernon Intake and Orientation Dates


    Orientation Sessions

    If accepted, students will be scheduled for an orientation session.  Students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) are required to attend the orientation session on the student's first day of school.  The student should be in dress code, ready to start school on that day.  Once enrolled, students will attend Mt. Vernon for the remainder of the current school year.