Title

Article on the Community School in Camden, a pioneering alternative school for h

Authors

Sarah Scott

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-1996

Pages

50-53

Abstract

Article on the Community School in Camden, a pioneering alternative school for high-school dropouts. The school was established twenty-four years ago by educators Dora Lievow and Emanuel Pariser. The C-School, as students call it, is a virtual laboratory for round-the-clock learning. The school's program consists of six months of one-on-one academic tutoring five nights a week; coursework in "life skills"; group living in close quarters; and the responsibility of holding down a job in the community to help pay for room and board. Only eight students are accepted for each term. In the past two decades, more than 300 students have gone through the rigorous program, with 80 percent of them receiving their diploma.

Subjects

Private schools, Community School Camden

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