PROVIDING OUR STUDENTS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A FULL AND MEANINGFUL LIFE.
At Camelot we transform our students’ lives in a positive way through a consistent and determined focus on the whole child.
Our unique model
Our unique model provides an emphasis on positive norms, a dedicated focus on academics, and a personalized, caring environment that re-engages our students and helps them take ownership of their education. Regardless of a student’s history or prior academic performance our team works tirelessly to ensure that they provide each student with meaningful and transferable skills.
Camelot Education Parent and Student Testimonials
Every child in our program benefits from:
• A safe and caring environment
• High expectations and personal accountability
• High academic, behavior and attendance standards
• Positive peer culture
• Leadership development
• Opportunities to serve and/or lead in student government
• Direct instruction by fully certified, highly qualified educators
• Academic curriculum delivery model that respects our students and uses their strengths to consume the curriculum content
• Guidance, preparation and planning for their post-secondary experience
Five years ago, Raynard dropped out of his high school. His life turned upside down, he was involved in gang violence and was in fear for his life. Shortly after a traumatic near death experience, he made the decision to change his life and reengage in his education. He learned about Excel Academy, an alternative education school of choice for older students his age. The environment made him comfortable because the students were between the ages of 16-21. Raynard had the opportunity for a second chance and made the best of it. Raynard became a member of student government, was accepted onto the honor roll, attended the annual college tour, earned an internship and became part of the Student Advisory Council for Chicago Public Schools. In 2014-2015 he graduated at 21 years old and is attending the University of Northern Illinois in the Fall 2015.
“Here, we see our staff and the directors as family, instead of just teachers. We are not a number here, they actually know our names and people watch over us… after school, they make sure we get home safe, they make sure we go to college… it’s great and it’s different then we experienced at our other schools”
Raynard Gillispie, 2014-15 Graduate of Excel Academy of Englewood, Chicago, IL
PERCENT OF ELIGIBLE GRADUATES FROM CAMELOT’S ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2005-2006 THROUGH 2016-2017
This data represents the graduation rate by year for Camelot Accelerated and Transitional programs.
Transitional Program 2016-2017
Accelerated & Transitional Program 2016-2017
Therapeutic Day School Program 2016-2017