Mt. Vernon Exploratory School
4844 Jim Hood Road Gainesville, GA 30506
PURPOSE of Earhart Edison Exploration Academy (E2)
The purpose of the Earhart–Edison Academy (E2) is toinspire students with a rigorous, project-based education with thematic instruction that integrates science, technology, engineering, and mathematics exploration. Its purpose is to create an environment where students grow into 21st century problem-solvers, innovators, and communicators. Inspired by the example of Thomas Edison and Amelia Earhart, students will become visionaries who understand that perseverance and passion can change the world for the better.
MISSION of Earhart Edison Exploration Academy (E2)
Students will demonstrate growth and achieve mastery of the Georgia standards through technology-based projects and authentic intellectual work culminating in an end-of-year presentation in a digital showcase. Students will be immersed in an environment of STEM exploration that also emphasizes the humanities, service-learning, and leadership.
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As technology continues to become more readily available and a part of almost every aspect of our daily lives, we are constantly finding new ways to harness its power to better educate our students. Even though we have multiple types of technology and devices here at Mt. Vernon, we recognize the importance of letting students bring their own device as well. These devices should only be brought to school with parent and teacher permission. It is the individual teacher’s discretion whether or not to allow personal technology devices to come to school.
Security and Damages
Responsibility to keep the device secure rests with the individual owner. MVES is not liable for any device stolen or damages on campus. If a device is stolen or damaged, it will be handled through the administrative office similar to other personal artifacts that are impacted in similar situations. It is recommended that skins (decals) and other custom touches are used to physically identify your device from others. It is also recommended that not only the device case be identifiable, but also have the student’s name on the device itself. Additionally, protective cases for technology are highly encouraged. The trading of cases is not allowed due to the significant difference in the prices of cases and to ensure the identification of the device.
It is also the responsibility of the individual student to let their teacher know they have their device at school.
Students are expected to use all personal devices appropriately. Students will receive a negative consequence for using a personal device without the teacher’s knowledge of it being on campus, using it without teacher permission, viewing inappropriate content, or playing games/watching videos during instructional time.
In addition to receiving a consequence, the device will be confiscated by the teacher. Parents will be required to pick up the device (it will not be returned to the student) and the device will not be allowed back at school until an agreement has been reached between all parties involved.
All students are required to abide by Hall County’s Acceptable Use Policy which was signed by the student and parent at the beginning of the school year.