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A Phila. Education Company Hopes To Lease Defunct Germantown H.S. Building

(The former Germantown High School.  File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

(The former Germantown High School. File photo by Carrie Hodousek)

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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There may be new life for the recently closed Germantown High School building (see related story).

Camelot Schools, a private company which runs three alternative schools in Philadelphia, is interested in leasing Germantown High.

Camelot operates two accelerated schools serving dropouts, and one for students with disciplinary problems.

“Once the school became available, we said that would be a great location for a Camelot site because the northwest section of Philadelphia is very underserved in terms of alternative education,” notes Camelot spokesman Kirk Dorn.

Dorn says specific plans will be announced at a July 24th community meeting.

Philadelphia school district spokesman Fernando Gallard says Camelot is interested in merging its three programs at the 350,000-square-foot Germantown High building.

Gallard says the district still plans to sell the building.

 

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