Nelson Mandela Community High School provide high school students with the skills, qualities, and knowledge necessary to meet NYS Learning Standards, graduate from high school. It is considered as a second opportunity to earn a high school diploma and be a success in their future endeavors. Nelson Mandela Community High School features smaller class sizes, a rotating block schedule, a structured high school setting, clear goals and high expectations, a positive learning environment, personalized instruction, hands-on field experiences, high quality student-teacher interaction, strictly enforced Codes of Discipline, and a tough attendance policy.
The philosophy is to save one child at a time. Relationships are the cornerstone and foundation of learning at Nelson Mandela. The school is organized around the students' interest and needs. Nelson Mandela prepares students for college, careers, citizenship, the workplace, and life. The school is staffed with 25 highly qualified teachers, two administrators, two guidance counselors, library media specialist, psychologist, nurse, reading specialist, resource teacher and a special education consultant.
Relationships at Mandela are like those of an extended family where people care about and respect one another. Older students, like brothers and sisters, serve as role models for their younger classmates and offer encouragement for them in their struggles. Staff, like parents, encourages students to work hard and be the best they can be in spite of life's many difficulties. Parents are equal partners in the educational process of their children. Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to bond.
Nelson Mandela Community High SchoolMt Vernon City School District
47 South 11Th Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
Urban Fringe of a Large City (Suburb: Large)
Serving Grades: 9-12
Principal: Hosea ZollicofferCompare to nearby schools »
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