McCarthy at Beard School




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Principal
Maria Cimino
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

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
McKinley-Brighton Sisterhood Program Creates Sense of Community McKinley-Brighton Sisterhood Program Creates Sense of Community: Each Friday, a group of 35 fourth and fifth grade girls gathers in the McKinley-Brighton library. They open their journals and write about the ups and downs of their week. Then, they discuss their entries as a group.   As part of the Sisterhood Program, the students also partner with members of Syracuse University’s Lambda Theta Alpha sorority, as well as other SU volunteers.   New this school year, the program came about when Ms. Pichardo-Kemp saw a need for a group that ... more >>
PSLA Partnership with Upstate Paramedics Helps Students Become Career Ready PSLA Partnership with Upstate Paramedics Helps Students Become Career Ready: PSLA at Fowler students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program have a new door open to them, thanks to a new partnership this year with the Upstate Paramedic program.   EMT students are now able to take the NYS EMT-Basic certification class during school hours, in addition to earning their high school diploma. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to take the required licensing test beginning in May 2019.   “This partnership is very exciting, and ... more >>
Board of Education Business Meeting Scheduled for January 9 Board of Education Business Meeting Scheduled for January 9: The Board of Education of the Syracuse City School District will hold its regular scheduled business meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 4:00 p.m . at the Syracuse City School District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York.    Please note: While the meeting will begin at 4:00 PM with a call to order, be advised that the Board plans to vote on immediately entering into executive session at that time. The public portion of the meeting and consideration of all ... more >>
P-TECH Profile: Pathway to a Degree P-TECH Profile: Pathway to a Degree: This story was provided courtesy of Roger Mirabito, Communications Coordinator at Onondaga Community College. Imari Gary, Mike Lloyd and Quintin Shanes share similar stories. All three were introduced to their career paths by the P-Tech program. P-Tech stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. All three students began taking P-Tech related classes at Onondaga Community College during their junior year of high school. When they graduated from the Institute of Technology ... more >>
P-TECH Profile: William DeJesus P-TECH Profile: William DeJesus: This story was provided courtesy of Roger Mirabito, Communications Coordinator at Onondaga Community College The Syracuse City School District and Onondaga Community College’s P-TECH program has worked out better than William DeJesus could have imagined. He’s found his passion and had the opportunity to go to the White House to talk about it. “I know I made the right decision. This program set me on a path going in one direction,” he said.   DeJesus began taking ... more >>


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