Students remaining in the Atlanta area over Interim term will have the opportunity to participate in CORE (Collection of Relational Experiences.) Centrally focused on student interests, the CORE group will explore and demonstrate Mount Vernon’s five learning principles:
- Curiosity and Passion Drive Learning
- Relationships are Foundational for Learning
- Learning Demands Interactive and Flexible Spaces
- Empathy Influences Learning
- Learners Apply Knowledge to Make an Impact
For a better look at CORE's structure, see past Interim's Core Catalog 2017
2017-2018 REGISTRATION PROCESS
Once students have read through each of the available experiences, they will be able to register online, by ranking their choices.
Registration opens at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, for students.
*Students will be emailed the registration link.
The registration time stamp, grade-level seniority, experience availability, order of preferences, and minimum number of participant interest (5 students) are the qualifying factors which will be used to place students into their CORE schedule.
Students will be notified of their CORE schedule 2-3 weeks prior to Interim Term.
All student accounts will be invoiced in March for a base fee to cover the costs of CORE. Lunch will be provided on campus, or in the form of a box lunch each day. Students wishing to purchase lunch outside of these offerings may do so at their instructor’s discretion.
Students will meet at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School during normal school hours each day (7:50 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) unless otherwise noted in the course description. Attendance will be taken daily, and will be factored into student attendance records. The School cannot accommodate students arriving late if their experience has already left campus. Arriving on time is essential during Interim Term.
Students will participate in (i)experience three days of the week and will join a service group for a minimum of one day, Monday through Thursday. Friday will be a half-day and will take the form of a Day of Celebration for all students in the CORE group. Attendance is required.
Students enrolled in the Interim Term CORE program will receive a grade based on their performance. The grade earned will not be calculated into the student’s GPA; however, it will be included on their college transcript. 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. Every course 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 Interim Term grade below a 70 will require the student to complete, during the spring or summer, a course designed by the School in order to make up the failing grade.
Please send any general questions to the Director of Interim Term, Meg Brown at [email protected].