Launched in 2010, Interim Term is an innovative Program at Mount Vernon offering Upper School learners opportunities to explore personal interests, integrate disciplines, expand their minds, and serve the public good.
Each year, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School designs a variety of course offerings, programs, and trips that promote 21st century skills, connect learners with tangible needs in the developing world, and propel Upper School learners into genuine engagement with real world challenges and opportunities.
- International or domestic travel including college tours, service trips, cultural expeditions, or language immersion opportunities. Learn More
- Internship programs (for juniors and seniors). Learn More
- CORE (Collection of Relational Experiences) in which learners select week-long intensives that they help originate from their interests and desires. CORE provides opportunities at Mount Vernon and around Atlanta for exploring learning that does not typically occur in the disciplinary courses. Learn More
- Cultural Exchange - with Europa International School in Seville, Spain. Learners with a passion for the Spanish language have the opportunity to apply for a cultural exchange. Accepted learners experience living with a Spanish family, immersing themselves in culture and language, all while attending school for five weeks in the spring semester. The Spanish Cultural exchange takes the place of Interim Term. Learn More
Interim Term includes a grading process. Grades will be included on the student's transcript and Interim earns a 1.0 credit each year. Because Interim Term is included in the curriculum for Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, all policies in the Student Handbook are enforced. This includes all policies relating to tardiness, attendance, dress code, student conduct, etc. Trips, Internships, CORE and Exchange opportunities will have a rubric designed by the instructor. Students will earn their grade based on the standards set in the rubric. Credit for Interim Term will not be given if students do not meet the standards of the rubric. Any student who earns a grade below a C will be required to complete with a passing grade during the spring or summer, a course designed by the School in order for the student to return for the fall semester.