A Network of Leadership
By fostering meaningful relationships with global, national, state, and local marketplace leaders and partners who align with the School’s mission, students experience a variety of opportunities in diverse industries and environments (corporate, nonprofit, and civic), allowing students to follow sparks of motivation, interest, and curiosity. As a result, students develop a deep sense of agency, competence, and confidence when designing and creating. And they have a ton of fun bringing their ideas to life.
CURIOSITY DRIVES LEARNING
Part of Mount Vernon’s mission is for student learning to be driven by curiosity and passion in the areas of Inquiry, Innovation, and Impact. In iProject, students have an opportunity to drive their own learning and manage their own projects through two mini-investigations in these areas. Emphasis is placed on Mount Vernon Mindsets and student driven learning.
PEOPLE. PLANET. POTENTIAL.
Local & Global Travel
Local and global expeditions allow our students the opportunity to explore content in tangible environments to better understand where their learning actually lives in the world. Without field visits, they would not be able to collect data, curate artifacts, or make the connections necessary to enhance their knowledge. We believe that wondering and wandering beyond the online coursework can be a rich and valuable experience that makes learning more like real life.
DESIGN A BETTER WORLD TODAY
The Mount Vernon Online Internship Program affords students the opportunity to experience real-world working environments in professional areas they may be inclined to pursue. Working closely with a Mount Vernon faculty advisor and business sponsors, students will explore their interests, learn about career options, and gain insight into vocations.