Camelot Opens Two More Accelerated High Schools in Chicago

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The high school graduation rate in Chicago has climbed from 58 percent to 65 percent over the past three years and Camelot Education is proudly making its contribution to that success with programs to help students ages 16-21“drop back in” to school and graduate. Already operating Chicago Excel Roseland and Excel Academy of Englewood, Camelot has now joined with Chicago Public Schools to open two more locations, Excel Academy Southwest at 7014 S. Washtenaw Ave., and Excel Academy of South Shore at 7530 S. South Shore Drive. Each of the new sites will serve up to 375 students.

“There are tens of thousands of kids in Chicago who have dropped out. Our message to them is it’s not too late to turn their lives around. We are already proving that in Roseland and Englewood and we will do the same at these two new sites,” said Camelot VP of operations in Chicago Pedro Segarra.

The curriculum is the same Common Core taught in main stream Chicago schools but Camelot also uses the Jobs for the Future instructional model, which has proven to be highly successful at Camelot schools nationwide. The model emphasizes students working on projects in teams, expressing themselves through writing every day, and active questioning and participation in the classroom. Read more about Camelot Education at

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