The Mt. Vernon Minute

College and Careers Newsletter

Volume 1 Issue 3


Be watching for information about 8th Grade Parent Night coming up on February 10 @ 6:00pm @ MVHS. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything in this newsletter. Have a great weekend!!

Career Cluster Spotlight

This week's Career Cluster Spotlight is Information Technology. Careers in Information Technology may include many jobs that are behind the scenes. Let's take a look at this video and see what a career in Information Technology could look like.
Information Technology Careers | Career Cluster / Industry Video Series

Wildcat Workforce

Check out these graduates of MVHS in the Information Technology Career Cluster:

Head of Circulation/IT

Director of Cloud Productivity Solutions

Central Office Technician

Quality Engineer

Employability Skills - Everybody needs them!

This week's Employability Skill is Lifelong Learning & Growth. In order to keep up with changing times and be competitive for your employer one needs to continue to learn and attain new skills. You're never too old to learn something new!
Growth Mindset Animated Lesson


Do you know what the Freshman Academy is?

Here is what the teachers from the MVHS Freshman Academy had to say:

The Freshman Academy is a yearlong program providing instruction in Algebra I, English 9, and Geography/History of the World. To facilitate increased familiarity, engagement and success, incoming freshmen are connected with a select team of teachers who work collaboratively and use instructional strategies to specifically address students' individual needs. As part of the Academy, students will attend shortened block classes daily with peers who have similar class schedules and teachers. It is the mission of the Freshman Academy to allow for a smooth(er) transition into high school while meeting the rigorous standards implemented at Mount Vernon Senior High School. The Academy is designed to provide a solid foundation for future academic success in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Freshman Academy students, based on their performance within the Academy, along with recommendation of the teacher(s) and guidance counselor(s), have the option of pursuing Honors courses and programs, in subsequent schedules, if desired. The program provides the traditional ninth grade curriculum that meets both state and district standards. Academy teachers are committed to fostering a personal learning community while establishing relevance and relationships within each academic area.

21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars is an early-college promise program designed to help ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity provided by a college education. There are eligibility requirements, but students who are accepted and follow the program are eligible for 100% of their tuition costs at an Indiana state school of their choice! Enrollment occurs in either 7th or 8th grade, but must be completed by June 30th of their 8th grade year. Enrollment is easy! Please reach out if you need help getting your student enrolled!
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Learn More Indiana

Learn More Indiana webpage is a 1-stop shop resource for students and their parents. From this website you can begin to plan your career, prepare for college and map out your costs. Visit the site to see all that they offer!
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Laura Kuhn

Career and Technical Education Coordinator