Mission, Vision, Core Values & Beliefs

Our Mission:

Mount Vernon High School inspires, enables and empowers students within a culture of excellence to meet high academic standards, lead ethical lives, and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

Our Vision:

Mount Vernon students are prepared for the future through a rigorous course of study in a positive and supportive environment with high expectations for success. MVHS graduates are lifelong learners who are prepared to live in and contribute to a global society.

Our Core Values & Beliefs:

We believe in academic excellence.

  • Students reach their full academic potential by pursuing a rigorous academic program.

  • Faculty and staff work collaboratively using best practices in an environment of trust to maximize the learning experiences of the students.

  • The community is both recipient and contributor to the academic program and a strong partnership is essential to promote student learning.

    We believe in building relationships.

    • Students appreciate diversity and honor self and others through words and actions. 

    • Faculty and staff demonstrate fairness in judgments and actions with all students and with each other. 

    • Community members are involved and informed ambassadors for Mount Vernon High School.

      We believe in citizenship and character.

      • Students learn, internalize, and practice skills and ethics necessary to become responsible citizens. 

      • Faculty and staff are role models of ethical behavior. 

      • A dynamic partnership among students, parents, teachers and staff members, and the community is critical in developing responsible citizens and future leaders.