Mt. Vernon High School (MVHS) has received the status of a Performance Qualified High School for the 2018-19 school year from the Indiana Department of Education! This means that MVHS has been placed in the highest performance and improvement category by the Indiana Department of Education.
In order to be eligible for the Performance Qualified High School Program, a high school must receive an A for the previous school year. A high school remains designated as a Performance Qualified High School until it either receives a C or lower for one school year, or receives a B or lower for two consecutive school years.
The purpose of establishing the Performance Qualified High Schools program is to provide flexibility to schools that meet the criteria. These high schools can then provide curriculum, instruction, programs, and educational innovations designed to help engage students in greater ways than what is required of the schools.
One of the requirements of a Performance Qualified High School is that the instructional day consist of at least 6 hours of instructional time and 180 student instructional days. However, a school that is eligible for the Performance Qualified High School program may exercise some flexibility around these instructional time requirements, as long as the total number of instructional minutes provided in a school year meets the required timeframe.
The students and staff have worked hard to be a Performance Qualified High School and MVHS is proud to provide students with opportunities that are preparing them for bright futures!