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.
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
Erickah Anderson graduated from Camelot’s Cougar Academy, in partnership with the Harrisburg School District, in the spring of 2019, and she will now begin military service in the Army as a medic, though her path to service wasn’t always this focused and clearly defined.
“I used to get into fights because I needed to prove a point to everybody, but at Camelot, I’ve learned that I don’t have to do that,” she said. “I have come to realize that it’s about how much you let people get under your skin, and I just don’t let it happen anymore. It’s not worth it. I have better things to worry about.”
Erickah said trying to change was not easy when she first arrived at Camelot. “The staff basically gave me every opportunity to get myself out of trouble. It was just a question of whether I would take the steps to actually get there.” Academically, Erickah had fallen behind but says now, at 18, she is all caught up with her peers.
Leah Hession, Director of Curriculum at the Cougar Academies campus sys, “I’m grateful that she took it upon herself to listen to all the different staff members here to do better behaviorally and academically. We couldn’t be more proud of her. She is really part of the family here, and we’re going to miss her.”
Erickah said it is not a mystery why she has been so successful in the Camelot environment. “When you walk into the building, you feel the energy from the staff, nothing but love. You feel like you’ve got more of a home. This school is just so different from what I had ever experienced, and I’ve changed a lot. I feel like I’ve matured a lot and learned that life is just too short to be worried about what everybody else is doing. I’m excited. I’m ready to graduate and show everybody that I did it for them.”
Erickah Anderson, Cougar Excel Academy, Harrisburg, PA
PERCENT OF ELIGIBLE GRADUATES FROM CAMELOT’S ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS
2007-08 THROUGH 2018-19
This data represents the graduation rate by year for Camelot Accelerated and Transitional programs.
Transitional Program 2018-2019
Accelerated & Transitional Program 2018-2019
Therapeutic Day School Program 2018-2019