Interview with Dr. Chad Gestson
A Case Study for Change
A local public-private partnership to turn around failing schools one community at a time.
A once failing downtown Phoenix high school.
A visionary principal who refused to let his students fail.
A group of local business people who believe in Phoenix schools.
Since 2009, the Success is Mandatory project has given Camelback High School the edge its visionary principal needed to turn his school around.
Follow our progress and tell us about your efforts at the schools that others have failed to improve or may have even given up on.
Together let’s find the formula for success.
“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, Former Principal, Camelback High School
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.