McCarthy at Beard School




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Principal
Lisa Upton
Vice Principal
Jennifer DiBello
DASA Coordinators
Maria Cimino
Amy Salisbury
School Address 
220 W. Kennedy St. | Syracuse, NY 13205
School Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-5855
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4341
Fax: (315) 435-4564
Social Worker Office
(315) 435-4073

Student and Family Supports are Available! 


The SCSD has many academic, social, emotional and mental health supports available to students. School social workers can help connect you and your child to in school and/or out of school supports that meet your needs. Please call us at (315) 435-5855 and ask to speak with a Social Worker for more information and assistance.

About Us 

The Syracuse City School District's McCarthy @ W.R. Beard program provides unique and specialized services for students with social/emotional, behavioral and academic concerns that require expertise and resources beyond those of regular schools.
 

McCarthy @ W.R. Beard serves the following functions:

  1. Alternative Special Education Program

  2. Diagnostic, Evaluation, Programming Center and on Site Behavioral Instruction Support

The McCarthy @ W.R. Beard Program provides specialized psycho educational programming for students K - 12 for a smooth transition to regular school settings.

School News
Henninger High School Class of 2020 Commencement Henninger High School Class of 2020 Commencement: The Henninger Class of 2020 will celebrate their graduation with a drive-through ceremony on Sunday, June 28 th . You can  view  the Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches along with congratulations from the Honorable Ben Walsh, Mayor of Syracuse, US Senator Chuck Schumer, Board of Education President Katie Sojewicz, Superintendent Alicea and Principal Williams.    There will also be a livestream of the entire graduation available on the Henninger Facebook  page ... more >>
Nottingham Class of 2020 Commencement Nottingham Class of 2020 Commencement: The Nottingham Class of 2020 will celebrate their graduation with a drive-through ceremony on Saturday, June 27 th . You can  view  the Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches along with congratulations from the Honorable Ben Walsh, Mayor of Syracuse, US Senator Chuck Schumer, Board of Education President Katie Sojewicz, Superintendent Alicea and Principal Mecum.    There will also be a livestream of the entire graduation available on the Nottingham Facebook  page ... more >>
Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler 2020 Commencement Public Service Leadership Academy at Fowler 2020 Commencement: The PSLA Class of 2020 will celebrate their graduation with a drive-through ceremony on Friday, June 26 th . You can  view  the Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches along with congratulations from the Honorable Ben Walsh, Mayor of Syracuse, US Senator Chuck Schumer, Board of Education President Katie Sojewicz, Superintendent Alicea and Principal Perez.    There will also be a livestream of the entire graduation available on the  PSLA Facebook  page beginning ... more >>
Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central Commencement Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central Commencement: The ITC Class of 2020 will celebrate their graduation with a drive-through ceremony on Thursday, June 25 th . You can view the Valedictorian and Salutatorian speeches along with congratulations from the Honorable Ben Walsh, Mayor of Syracuse, US Senator Chuck Schumer, Board of Education President Katie Sojewicz, Superintendent Alicea and Principal Formica.    There will also be a livestream of the entire graduation available on the ITC Facebook page beginning Thursday ... more >>
Social Emotional Learning Tips  |  Week 6/22 Social Emotional Learning Tips | Week 6/22: Mindfulness Monday: Hand over Heart Mindful breathing is a great trick for young people to use when they are having a tough time.  It doesn’t take much time, and it can work wonders for emotional regulation.  When we pay attention to our breathing and “breath on purpose”, the oxygen we take in sends our brains a message that everything is going to be ok.    "Hand over Heart” incorporates fun, effective and diverse breathing “tricks” ... more >>


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Parent Climate Control Survey
Syracuse City School District Contingency Plan