Excel's Impact On Public Education

  • 4x

    A student who gets into Excel Academy through our blind lottery is four times as likely to graduate from college as a student attending a comparative district school. 

  • 75%

    75 percent of 11th-grade students at Excel Academy Charter High School qualified for the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship. 

  • 87%

    87 percent of Excel alumni from the class of 2017 matriculated to a 4-year college. 

  • 4.4%

    The student attrition rate across our four campuses is lower than 5 percent, lower than both the state and sending district averages. 

  • Excel Academy is a network of tuition-free public charter schools. Students are admitted through a blind public lottery. In 2016, over 1,000 students applied to attend our four campuses.

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  • Each year, over 2,000 people apply to work at our schools, making Excel an employer of choice for passionate, hard-working, idealistic people who want to have an impact on young people.



  • Excel is a public school district and therefore a majority of our budget is covered by the state's per-pupil reimbursement. However, Excel raises private money while in growth mode. In 2015, Excel raised over $3.5 million to support the growth of our organization and our new high school building.



  • Excel hosts an average of 450 people annually from around the country, primarily other educators, who come to observe our schools in action. These visits are part of a collaborative effort to share best practices in academics and operations.



Excel Academy's mission is to prepare students to succeed
in high school and college, apply their learning to solve relevant problems,
and engage productively in their communities.