MVHS honored for quality by IDOE


Mt. Vernon High School has been recognized as a high-performing school for the 2018-19 academic year. (Submitted photo)

Mt. Vernon High School has received the status of a Performance Qualified High School for the 2018-19 school year from the Indiana Dept. of Education.

The recognition means that MVHS has been placed in the IDOE’s highest performance and improvement category.

To be eligible for the Performance Qualified High School Program, a high school must receive an A for the previous school year, and schools designated as a Performance Qualified High School retain it 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. High schools then provide curriculum, instruction, programs and educational innovations designed to help engage students, above and beyond everyday requirements put in place by IDOE.

One of the requirements of a Performance Qualified High School is that the instructional day consist of at least six 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.

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