COMPTON (CBS) — Celerity Educational Group (CEG), a nonprofit organization created in 2005 to serve at-risk children and their families, opened its doors this year to Celerity Sirius Charter School with classrooms located on two campuses in Compton.

One campus is on El Segundo Boulevard, and the other is located approximately three miles away on Rosecrans Avenue.

Students, parents, teachers and administrators joined State Supt. of Instruction Tom Torlakson and Los Angeles County Office of Education Supt. Arturo Delgado Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the Sirius campus on El Segundo Blvd.

The first school exceeded enrollment expectations, so CEG was committed to provide a strong educational program, challenging curriculum and high expectations for all students who wanted to attend.

Members of CEG said Compton Unified School District (CUSD) helped make it happen.

School facilities, which had been shuttered by CUSD due to financial constraints, were provided to CEG for the El Segundo campus.

Officials said the opening of the school shows the collaboration between the community and local education providers.

Comments (7)
  1. lisa says:

    It’s CELERITY, not CELEBRITY for the headline

    1. Em says:

      Right. CELERITY – come on, CBS

  2. Sharon says:

    What a great event! Will there be any footage of the ceremony and fabulous dancers? Thanks!

  3. Lynn says:

    Joe..It’s idiots like you that make me ashamed of the human race…If that’s the species you belong to. It’s obvious you should have furthered YOUR education.

  4. Micah says:

    Here’s some video:

  5. Lisa says:

    That school is horrible. The presentation really had me fooled. I thought It would be everything they said it would be. I was sadly mistaken. The kids arent learning Because the kids wont let them teach so the teachers are quiting. I have never seen anything like it. My kids would come home and tell me thing about the staff yelling at the kids. Arent they trained to handle the kids? So I decided to pop up they didnt even know I was there no badge no questions as to who was they just walked passed me. I had the opportunity to speak with on of the teachers that was quiting we both agreed that this school or campus was no place for a kid ready to learn. Also the play grown has nothing for the kids to do so they are always fighting the teacher and my kids told me they witnessed and my seeing them at recess it confirms it. the teacher also told me that I would be better off checking my kids out like all the other kids parents that care about them are doing. I also notice some of the teachers and students missing myself. And looking from the outside in the yelling at the students like its a military school isnt called for arent they trained??? I didnt like it It needs alot of work.

  6. jusme says:

    You know what, Lisa, it’s people like you that keeps our kids down. If you saw faults, then ask to help. the teacher (one teacher) that quit, quit because she was inadequate. Take a look around, some of the teachers that go to inner city schools, go because they want a reduction in their student loans. Those teachers could care less about teaching the children. But now that that teacher and YOUR children are gone, the school is just fine!

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