MVHS Special Education Department

Abilities Outweigh Disabilities

MVHS Special Education Services

The guiding principle for Mount Vernon High School is that we embrace the notion that ALL students will be successful in our schools. Special educators work collaboratively with general educators and share the responsibility for ensuring that students with identified disabilities will meet with success. ALL students can learn when instruction is geared to their strengths and they are given sufficient opportunity to learn.

Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability requiring an individually designed instructional program to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to enable students to successfully develop to their fullest potential by providing a free appropriate public education in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.

Disability is not Inability

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual