Chester Upland Academy operates as a specialized model designed to offer two separate programs at one school location in partnership with the Chester Upland School District.
Chester Upland Excel Academy is an accelerated program for students in grades 9 through 12 who have been identified by the school district as being over-age and under-credited. This program allows students the opportunity to graduate in 2.5 years or sooner and offers a smaller, more personal setting, intensely focused on elevating social skills, emotional wellness, and academic success.
Chester Upland Achieve Academy is a transitional school for students grades 7 through 12 who have experienced behavioral difficulties adapting to a traditional school environment. As these students have been referred from their home school, it is Chester Upland Achieve Academy’s mission to ensure that they return to their home school in a timely manner demonstrating marked improvement in behavior, attendance, and academics.