I am pleased to welcome you to the Mount Pleasant Cottage School UFSD website. Our specialized school district is dedicated to serving high needs students throughout NYS in both a residential and day program approach.
We have invested in facilities improvement and technology acquisition to provide state of the art educational opportunities through 1:1 tablet initiatives, high resource curriculum management with digital access to multi-media instructional support and enrichment with interactive smart boards in every room, upgraded physical education and vocational areas and equipment as well as an improved physical plant to ensure a safe and comfortable environment.
In the area of programming, our staff have partnered with Yale and currently research and train in evidence-based trauma informed education and emotionally supportive interventions.
With respect to career preparation, we have high quality vocational programs to support both Career Development and Occupational Studies as well as Skills and Achievement Commencement Certificates. These include Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Maintenance and Retail Management. Opportunities can take place in the supportive environment of the school and in our local community through supervised externships.
In the short time of our renaissance, the success we have had working with our youth toward college preparedness is nothing short of miraculous. For example, the number of Regents exams given to students at Edenwald has increased by 1533 % from 2012 to 2015 while the mean score rose by 9.6 points. At MPCS, the mean score for all Regents exams rose 10.9 points, while the number of students taking the exam (when weighted for our enrollment decrease) rose by 16.5%.
This translates into higher achievement and more opportunities for our children.
I am honored to represent the students and staff at Mount Pleasant Cottage School Union Free School District who truly live our mission of: