Educational Services of America Hires J.P. Campion as Roswell, Ga., CLP Director

ROSWELL, Ga., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Educational Services of America today announced that J.P. Campion has joined the company as director of College Living Prep (CLP), a private school that provides individualized education opportunities to students with learning disabilities who need assistance earning a high school diploma and preparing for college.

CLP, based in Roswell, Ga., serves students in grades six through 12 who have experienced challenges achieving success in traditional education environments due to a learning disability such as autism, Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Students attend classes in four-hour blocks in the morning or afternoon, and extended day programs are also available. In addition to working toward educational goals, students develop social, life and leadership skills to aid their success in life. The program is offered in a structured environment free from unnecessary distractions. Through individual attention and computer technology, CLP develops personalized success plans to help students advance and graduate from high school.

Campion joins CLP from Project GRAD Atlanta, a signature reform program for Atlanta Public Schools located on the south and west side of the city. In his role as director of Project GRAD Atlanta, Campion oversaw instructional programs in 34 pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade schools and the George W. Brumley Jr. Scholarship program, reaching a total of 12,500 students. Previously, Campion held superintendent roles and several principal positions in Wisconsin school districts, in which he implemented the use of technology to facilitate student learning objectives.

"CLP helps students and parents identify an alternate path to high school graduation that is often not possible without the focused learning opportunities, technology and family partnership facilitated by CLP," said J.P. Campion, director of College Living Prep. "Our program provides students the tools to master social, academic and life skills that promotes success in school, life and a career.

CLP is approved to accept the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship for students with special needs to receive tuition assistance to attend a private school. CLP provides a self-paced, distraction-free learning environment in which students follow their individualized learning plan. Professional mentors and tutors guide students through each step of the program toward common objectives:

College Living Prep is operated by Educational Services of America (ESA), the nation's leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary alternative and special educational programs. ESA also operates College Living Experience, a post-secondary program for students who require additional support with academic, social and independent living skills..

"The education system does not always meet the needs of students who have not experienced success in traditional settings," said Mark Claypool, president and chief executive officer of ESA. "CLP helps fill the gap and gives students in grades six through 12 with learning disabilities numerous opportunities to gain essential socialization and life skills, develop as students and advance to pursue meaningful post-secondary education goals."

About Educational Services of America

Educational Services of America is the nation's leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary alternative and special education programs for students who are at risk of dropping out of school and for students with behavioral/learning disabilities.

ESA's leadership and staff are experts in educating children with special needs. ESA is headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., and operates more than 130 schools and programs in numerous states. It is listed among the Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. ESA provides highly personalized academic and behavioral services for students through the following divisions: College Living Experience, College Living Prep, Ombudsman Educational Services, ESA Exceptional Schools and Spectrum Center Schools.

ESA is accredited by the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA), an international alliance of premier accrediting organizations including the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Council on Occupational Education. For more information, visit www.esa-education.com .

SOURCE Educational Services of America

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