Excel Academy'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. 

  • 100% of Excel Academy Charter High School graduates had an affordable post-secondary option

  • 88%

    88% of Excel Academy alumni are engaged in a productive post-secondary plan

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

  • 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 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 Academy is a network of tuition-free charter public schools. Students are admitted through a blind public lottery. In 2021, over 1,250 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 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.