In addition to winning this year's annual award, Mt. Vernon High School has also been selected as one of only 1,770 schools across the nation to win the inaugural College Success Award - Gold — an additional, elevated level of distinction to recognize schools that have a multiyear track record of college success. Awardees are selected based on available college preparation and postsecondary data provided by your state, awarding those with a strong track record of postsecondary success.
Casey Dodd, principal of Mt. Vernon High School, stated “It is very rewarding for both our students and our staff to receive this type of recognition. Our students work hard to achieve at high levels and our staff are dedicated to providing learning experiences that will help our students prepare for life after high school. An award like this is a symbol that, collectively, we are all headed in a positive direction.”
A total of 77 schools in Indiana took home a College Success Award, with 64 others also obtaining the Gold level honor. As one of only 64 schools across the state, Mt. Vernon exemplifies its ability to prepare all students for college success as it is both an economic and a moral imperative for our country.
“We applaud Mt. Vernon High School for consistently prioritizing a high-quality public education and putting students on the path to bright futures,” said Jon Deane, CEO of GreatSchools.org. “Over the past two years, students, parents, teachers, and communities have relied on one another like never before. We congratulate and thank all of these individuals at Mt. Vernon High School for their unwavering, ongoing pursuit of college success for all students.”