Home > Our Locations > Camden KAPS
Camden KAPS2022-06-06T18:29:31-04:00

Camden KAPS

Camden KAPS serves as an early educational emotional support model for students in grades K-12 who are experiencing significant difficulties in the general education environment. Our students attend small classes, which provides each child more individual attention in a nurturing environment so that they may achieve success.

Camden KAPS logo
  • 700 North 7th Street
    (Located in the Mastery Molina Annex Building)
    Camden, NJ 08102
  • Phone: 856-246-1350
  • School Served: Mastery Charter School

  • School Hours: 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Transit Route: NJ Transit route 452

Home > Our Locations > Camden KAPS

Camden KAPS is a K-12 Full-Time Emotional Support Program that serves diverse learners from the six Mastery Charter Schools in Camden, New Jersey. KAPS is founded on a single school culture that is based on creating and maintaining a positive peer culture. KAPS fosters a therapeutic classroom environment and emphasizes the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child by providing differentiated centers-based learning with the support of certified teachers as well as classroom counselors and social workers. KAPS utilizes a behavioral modification system that includes positive rewards to cultivate positive leadership skills and increase pro-social behaviors. KAPS follows Mastery’s rigorous academic model and is committed to continual academic growth and campus improvement.

Our KAPS Program is an early educational therapeutic behavioral model for young students experiencing significant challenges with appropriate behavior, which impedes their ability to participate in a regular education classroom. The separate Camden KAPS campus ensures smaller classes in a nurturing environment, so each child receives the attention and care they need to thrive.
At Camden KAPS, we stress the importance of positive peer culture and foster a therapeutic classroom environment that emphasizes the social, emotional, and intellectual development of each child.

The program utilizes a behavioral modification system that offers rewards to cultivate positive leadership skills and increase pro-social behaviors. Camden KAPS follows a rigorous academic model and is committed to continual academic growth and campus improvement:

  • Academic rigor through data-driven decision making and instruction
  • Frequent progress monitoring using research-based tools
  • Research-based reading and math interventions
  • Differentiated centers-based instruction
  • Focus on academic remediation toward basic skills, which better prepare students for standardized state testing

Through Camden KAPS, students have improved their attendance rates, gained access to community resources, demonstrated growth in reading and math, earned field trips and other incentives, and began to enjoy going to school every day.

Highlights of Camden KAPS include:

  • 4:1 staff-to-student ratio
  • In-school team leader, special education coordinator, academic coordinator, and social workers, who support academics and school climate
  • Personal accountability for behavior and academic achievement
  • Positive behavior reinforcement through early intervention and positive rewards
  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Social skills groups
  • Daily PE classes
  • Referrals for community counseling services
  • Nursing and health services
  • Life skills development
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Camden KAPS Core Values

  • We are accountable for everything we do
  • We honor and embrace diversity
  • We ensure that all students are safe
  • We practice respect for all individuals
  • We model high standards of professional behavior
  • We believe in the power of teamwork
  • We deliver meaningful and appropriate instruction
  • We recognize the unique value and talent of each individual
  • We focus on daily student success

Recent School Events & Stories