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
SCSD Staff, Families, Community Members Form Trauma and Resilience Advocacy Committee SCSD Staff, Families, Community Members Form Trauma and Resilience Advocacy Committee: SCSD schools will soon be considered ‘compassionate schools,’ thanks to the work of a new Trauma and Resilience Advocacy Committee.   Based on some of the events that have taken place in the Syracuse community in recent months, Superintendent Alicea saw a need to support schools in a way that is more trauma sensitive. This meant zeroing in on what professional development might be needed for staff, or providing opportunities for staff to really understand what trauma sensitivity ... more >>
Summer School Registration is Now Open! Summer School Registration is Now Open!: SCSD Summer School registration is now open! All K-8 applications are due to the schools on May 31. Applications are available at school main offices, at the Student Registration Center, and can be downloaded and printed by visiting www.syracusecityschools.com/registration and clicking on the Summer School 2019 link.  Students must attend the Summer Camp Site listed for their current school. Transportation will be provided for students who qualify and live 1.5 miles or more from ... more >>
Montessori Students Learn Cooking in the Classroom Montessori Students Learn Cooking in the Classroom: Students at the Montessori School have been cooking up a storm, thanks to a grant from the SCSD Educational Foundation .   Pre-K teacher Laura Vogelsang wanted to help students apply Common Core Standards in a practical, hands-on way. Through her ‘Cooking in the Classroom’ grant project, she helped students work together to create dishes, learning about other cultures as they created food from around the world.   The grant allowed Ms. Vogelsang to purchase cooking ... more >>
SCSD Celebrates First Graduating P-TECH Class SCSD Celebrates First Graduating P-TECH Class: The Syracuse City School District is pleased to celebrate its first graduating class of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) students!   P-TECH offers students the opportunity to enter into a six-year program (in partnership with local community colleges) and graduate with a free Associate’s Degree.   For William DeJesus, the program led him to a part-time position at United Radio this year, which will turn into a full time job once he graduates from ... more >>
SCSD Board of Education to Host Annual Organizational Meeting on May 14 SCSD Board of Education to Host Annual Organizational Meeting on May 14: The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold its annual organizational meeting and its regular scheduled business meeting on TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m . at the Syracuse City School District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York.  This is a change from the previously noticed start time.   Please note: While the meeting will begin at 3:00 PM with a call to order, be advised that the Board plans to vote on immediately entering into ... more >>


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