Mount Vernon Schools offers a variety of programs and activities for students. A brief listing of available District programs follows:

The Transitional Bilingual Program supports non-English speaking students who attend District schools. Students are tested to determine the levels of instruction and programs they need. Students may be assigned to an English Learner (EL) classroom for a portion of instruction in English or receive tutorial assistance. The program is offered for students grades kindergarten–12.

Running Start provides the opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to attend Skagit Valley College classes and earn tuition-free credits. Students may enroll simultaneously in high school and college classes, or solely in college classes while fulfilling high school graduation requirements.
Contact the Mount Vernon High School counseling office at (360) 428.6156 for further information.

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college preparatory elective program offered at MVHS, LaVenture and Mount Baker Middle Schools. AVID targets students of mid-range ability who have the potential to succeed in a rigorous academic program but who would not succeed without support.

The Extended Learning Program is designed to extend the learning opportunities available in the regular classroom. The Extended Learning Program serves children in two different ways:
    * Highly Capable Program—Serves the top three percent in academic achievement of the student population. Each student is qualified by a school-based team using a referral process.
    * Enrichment Program—Enrichment opportunities are available to all children based on interest and effort. Student participation is fluid depending on student projects, talents and interests.