“Camelback High School has been transformed from a “failed school” to a “school with promise.” This transformation required leadership, internally and externally. The resulting school-community partnerships, inclusive of Social Venture Partners, created the working relationship, time, talent and resources, to provide Camelback High School and students with solid support. While the initial focus of the principal was in changing the culture at Camelback High School, the positive results of this culture change have impacted school pride, school spirit, student, faculty and community perception of the school, and also academic performances.”
-Dr. Joseph Silver
Weekly Update from the Principal
Camelback Montessori College Preparatory
Visit the Camelback Montessori College Preparatory website to learn what is happening at this successful school within a school.
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“The change at Camelback High School is real.”
Silver and Associates Report, June 10, 2013
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This website is a case study of a school transformation experience. The conclusion so far is that schools can benefit greatly from the time, talent and treasure of those in the local community.
Can the student outcome improvements generated at Camelback High School can be sustained and replicated? Or were the improvements only due to a unique synergy among this particular group of highly-motivated students, teachers, community leaders and an uninhibited principal?
Social Venture Partners Arizona
CULTIVATING EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPISTS, STRENGTHENING NONPROFITS, AND INVESTING IN COLLABORATIVE SOLUTIONS
For inquiries about the Success is Mandatory program case study, Camelback High School or the Phoenix District, please email Kellie Burris: [email protected]