About Our School
Mt. Vernon is a Traditional WCPSS Calendar School with three programs on campus, each designed to address a variety of student needs. Below is a brief description of each program. For more detailed descriptions, please use the menu on the left or click the section headings.
Our largest program serves at-risk middle school students who are not experiencing adequate success in their base schools. Students referred to Mt. Vernon often are failing academically. They also may demonstrate some behavioral difficulties in 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.
The Booster program is an acceleration program designed to provide over age, proficient students with an opportunity to complete 8th grade in one semester. These students then enter high school and are provided follow-up services throughout their high school careers.
*Please note that there is a change to the program for 2021. Due to potential gaps because of the challenges of virtual learning, the Booster students accepted in the spring will spend two semesters at Mt. Vernon before transitioning to high school in January 2022.
The Bridges program serves students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.