McCarthy at Beard School

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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
Back to School Parent Engagement Tips Back to School Parent Engagement Tips: Welcome to the 2018-19 school year! As we work together in Building Our Future and helping to prepare our students for #SCSDSuccess, our families play a critical role. Here are some helpful tips from our school teachers and administrators on how parents and guardians can best become active partners in their children’s education.   TIP 1: Email is key when communicating with teachers Since many teachers don’t have telephones in their classrooms, the best way for parents  ... more >>
SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative SCSD Partners with Harvard’s Proving Ground on Attendance Initiative: Thanks to a three-year partnership with Harvard University’s Proving Ground , the Syracuse City School District is trying new methods to help improve student attendance and make sure that every student attends school every day!   The partnership brings SCSD together with other school systems across the country, all working together to help remove the barriers to student achievement. Proving Ground helps districts analyze their data to find areas that are preventing student success. ... more >>
SCSD Board of Education to Host Public Hearing on District Safety Plan (9/10) SCSD Board of Education to Host Public Hearing on District Safety Plan (9/10): The Syracuse City School District Board of Education will hold a Public Hearing on September 10, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. in the District Board Room, 725 Harrison Street, Syracuse, New York. The proposed District Safety Plan will be presented at the beginning of the Hearing.   The Public Hearing is an opportunity for all interested parties to provide comments and questions regarding the District’s Safety Plan.  The Plan document will be available on the District’s website , ... more >>
ITC Graduates Represent P-TECH Program at the White House ITC Graduates Represent P-TECH Program at the White House: Three ITC Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) graduates had the opportunity to show their civic readiness this summer as they met President Donald Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump.   In early July, Class of 2018 graduates Lilly La, Robert Felder and William DeJesus were invited to attend a panel discussion at ITC hosted by Ivanka Trump focusing on job-training programs. The students were asked to speak about their experience in the P-TECH program, which aims to ... more >>
SCSD Schools & Offices Closed Until Noon on 9/4 SCSD Schools & Offices Closed Until Noon on 9/4: Attention, families! SCSD schools and offices will be closed until noon on Tuesday, September 4th for all staff to attend a district-wide convocation regarding our new strategic plan, Building Our Future. Schools and offices will reopen at noon on 9/4. more >>

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