Innovative Educational Programs announces the selection of Three National Demonstration Sites for the 2016-2017 school year. These sites will host visitors to showcase innovative methods for school improvement. National Demonstration Sites are schools that have been successfully implementing CHILD as a school wide 21st Century reform model for at least three years. The schools have demonstrated positive results with CHILD in the following areas that are aligned with 21st Century Skills and innovative schools.

  • Documented academic success for students
  • Positive school culture and high rates of teacher retention
  • High degree of student involvement using technology and hands-on learning
  • Professional leadership by highly qualified teachers and administrators
  • Strong focus on teacher content specialists
  • Positive student behavior and leadership roles

2016-2017 CHILD National Demonstration Sites

Camelback Academy (Maricopa County, AZ)

7634 West Camelback Rd Glendale, AZ 85303
Phone: 623-247-2204; Fax: 623-247-1113
Karen Kordon, Executive Director
Alicia Raj, Principal

Year of Implementation: 2010
3 Primary Clusters, 3 Intermediate Clusters
School Size: 535 Minority: 83% Free & Reduced Lunch: 86% Title One
Nearest Airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor: 12 miles
Special Programs: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading &
Writing, Math in Focus

Chamberlain Elementary School (New Britain Consolidated Schools, CT)

Website: Chamberlain Elementary School
120 Newington Avenue
New Britain, CT 06051
Phone: 860-832-5691; Fax: 860-224-1597
Jane Perez, Principal

Year of Implementation: 2008
4 Primary Clusters, 2 Intermediate Clusters
School Size: 500 Minority: 86% Free & Reduced Lunch: 65% Title One ESOL: 11% Special Ed: 14%
Nearest Airport: Bradley International, CT: 40 miles
Special Programs: Houghton Mifflin Journeys Reading,
Math Expressions, Being a Writer, Science Fusion

Western Academy Charter School (Palm Beach County, FL)

650 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard, Suite 300
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Phone: (561) 792-4123; Fax: (561) 422-0674
Linda Terranova, Principal

Year of Implementation: 2003
2 Primary, 2 Intermediate Clusters
School Size: 504 Minority: 50% Free & Reduced Lunch: 41% ESOL: 2% Special Ed: 10%
Nearest Airport: Palm Beach International Airport, FL: 12 miles
Special Programs: Reading Wonders, IXL, IReady
Reading Accelerated Reader, Harcourt Go Math, Write
Source, Houghton Mifflin Social Studies, Houghton Mifflin
Harcourt: Florida Science Fusion, SMART Boards, Amazon Kindles

For more information contact:

Innovative Educational Programs LLC
287 Childs Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Winifred Jenkins-Rice
Director of Project CHILD and Professional Development