We believe that if you first focus on building amazing kids that test scores and other measures of academic success will naturally follow. And they have.
– Dr. Chad Gestson, Principal, Camelback High School
Create …”an interactive website to share the Camelback High School/Social Venture Partners story and … provide information on an ongoing basis for those schools and communities seeking to replicate what has been done at Camelback High School.”
– Dr. Joseph Silver
This website is being offered as a case study of this school transformation experience. The conclusion of those involved to date in this success story is that schools can benefit greatly from the time, talent and treasure of those in the local community.
Only time will tell, however, if the student outcome improvements generated to date at Camelback HS can be sustained and replicated. Or were the improvements obtained only due to a unique synergy among this particular group of highly-motivated students, teachers, community leaders and this uninhibited principal?
That is the ongoing focus of those involved in this project.
Read the Report
Read Camelback: A Model for Transformative Partnership to learn how Camelback High School has been transformed from a ‘failed school’ to ‘a school with promise.’
A Model for Your Community
This site will serve as an ongoing case study of a successful school transformation project. Our hope is that schools and communities around the country will find inspiration, ideas and action steps to replicate and even improve upon the success of our partnership and program.
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