CAMELOT CHESTER CLIPPERS PROGRAM OVERVIEW A specialized model designed to offer three separate programs at one school location in partnership with the Chester Upland School District. Excel Academy (75 student max) is an accelerated program that serves overage and under credited students identified by CUSD as serious risk to drop out. Utilizes block scheduling and can double the amount of credits earned in the traditional high school. Excel Academy graduated 32 students in 2013 and 43 students in 2014.
MISSION STATEMENT Camelot Education and Camelot Chester is deeply committed to the academic and social success of its students. Through partnerships with educators across the country, we focus on reengaging, graduating and preparing students for success in K-12 and beyond.
Achieve Academy (25 student max) is an Alternative Education for Disruptive Youth program servicing grades 7-12 that have been removed from their sending school with in the CUSD for serious behavior infractions. Enrichment Academy (60 student max) provides academic and emotional support to students (SED) grades 7-12 that are considered sufficient enough to be placed in a special education setting.
RESOURCE TEAM Daniel A. Peticca, Executive Director Jamar Brown, Executive Director Kenny Tate, Director of Operations Danielle Terry, Academic Coordinator Brian Warren, Student Service Coordinator Michael Smith, Diverse Learner Coordinator
CORE VALUES We are accountable for everything we do
We believe in the power of teamwork
CAMELOT CHESTER CLIPPERS
We honor and embrace diversity
200 W. 9th Street Chester, PA 19013 (609) 868-6529 phone
We ensure that all students are safe
We deliver meaningful and appropriate instruction
HOURS OF OPERATION
We practice respect for all individuals
Monday through Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
We model high standards of professional behavior
We teach that education is the key to self-sufficiency We recognize the unique value and talent of each individual We focus daily on student success
PROGRAM FEATURES School within a school culture. Focus on providing student centered education within a structured culture that emphasizes personal accountability for behavior and academic growth. Behavior management model – framed around positive peer group pressure and intervention. Academic model – data driven and supported by rigorous curriculum with a commitment to continuous academic improvement.
ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK Pennsylvania Common Core State Standards Small learning teams Differentiated instruction Academic rigor through use of data-driven decision making Focus on academic remediation and acceleration toward basic skills which will better prepare students for Keystone, PSSA, SAT and ACT testing.
PROGRAM GOALS To increase students’ academic achievement To increase students attendance To create and maintain a safe and orderly learning environment To prepare students to meet state and district graduation requirements To provide students with the necessary skills and supports to enroll in a post secondary institution, certification program, or trade school and obtain gainful, self-sufficient employment
PARTNERSHIPS West Chester University Tutors Widener University Tutoring Cheyney University Initiative
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