Transitional Schools

Guiding vulnerable students back to the classroom

Our Transitional Programs excel at re-engaging students in their education by helping them overcome behavioral, social, emotional, and academic challenges in their lives. Regardless of why they struggle, we believe every student has the desire to succeed—in school and in life—and it is our mission to provide them with the opportunity and support to do so.

Transitional Programs serve middle and high school students who:

  • were removed from their comprehensive school for serious behavioral infractions,
  • are often years behind in coursework, and
  • risk not matriculating or graduating on time.

Our Approach

Transitioning students back to home schools with the ability to tackle challenges

Our approach for Transitional Programs starts by building meaningful relationships with each student to understand their individual needs, challenges, and strengths while providing care, support, and counseling to address the often broad and significant challenges our students grapple with outside of school. We help our students develop coping and problem-solving skills as well as identify and implement solutions to help them focus on learning. When students feel safe, secure, protected, and loved, they become empowered to take charge of their future and can begin to fulfill their learning potential.

Unaddressed disruptive behavior presents a strong correlation with poor academic success and life outcomes:

Percent of all dropouts that happen in the ninth grade


Percent of U.S. jobs a high school dropout is not eligible for:


Source: Education Week, Children Trends Database March 17th, 2015

Transitional school Student testimony:

“Growing up in a single parent home we had a choice, streets or education. I know a few people that took the streets and are never coming home. That was my motivation to get my act together.”

Andrew, 10th Grade Student

Our Transitional programs:

  • Employ the same curriculum and assessments that students are using in their neighborhood public school
  • Align to our school partner’s scope and sequence
  • Provide an avenue for remediation and acceleration
  • Keep students on track for promotion and graduation
  • Ensure required course credit accumulation
  • Provide skill development in leadership, positive peer relations, teamwork, and accountability
  • Transition students to their home campus with the tools needed to interact positively with peers and adults

Our proven-effective model integrates behavior and academics, creating an active and intentional positive normative culture focused on restorative practices, leadership, accountability, teamwork, and academic success.

We work closely with students, parents and our school district partners to ensure that every student transitions back to their home school successfully as evidenced by:

  • Improved attendance
  • Improved behavior and citizenship
  • Improved academics

Camelot’s Transitional Program promoted 94% of students to the next grade level in 2018-19.

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