School Environment

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack.” Rudyard Kipling

Excel’s greatest strengths are our strong school culture, rigorous academic program, quality teaching staff, and professional culture. Excel’s are also strong because of the tremendous amount of respect each member of our community has for each other, which ensures our schools are safe and welcoming to all students and adults.

By establishing a strong choice-based behavioral management system, which we call PREP (Prepared, Respectful, Engaged, Professional), promoting joy in learning and creating a team-based atmosphere, we have built a culture in which students internalize the value of education and the importance of good character. By focusing on the need to simultaneously reinforce basic skills while developing higher-order thinking, our academic program meets the needs of our student population and helps them achieve at the highest levels. Our teachers and staff provide high-quality instruction and support and are talented, committed individuals who are dedicated to their personal and collective advancement. Teachers and staff challenge one another, collaborate, hold one another accountable, provide support, and inspiration and assume leadership roles.  The result is a highly functional team at each individual school but also collectively across our four-school network that strives for constant improvement and excellence. 

As a high-performing college-preparatory charter school, Excel Academy is committed to providing our students with a top-notch public education. To do so, we have an extended school day that runs from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm every day. Our students are also in school for more days throughout the year than traditional district public schools.