Please note that Excel Academy Rhode Island can only accept applications from residents of Providence, North Providence, and Central Falls.
Student Enrollment Lottery Information
Start Time: 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Password: No password required
Excel Academy Rhode Island is a tuition-free charter public K-12 school that opened for 5th grade in the 2022-2023 school year to serve students from Providence, North Providence, and Central Falls.
We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. Our theory of change has remained consistent: when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory.
We support youth to grow and discover who they are through rigorous, anti-racist, and identity-affirming academic curricula. When the whole child excels, our community excels. Excel Academy’s students have achieved remarkable success at the middle and high school levels. Excel Academy students have consistently been ranked as top performers, “Meeting or Exceeding Expectations” on state exams.
At Excel Academy, we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements as needed. Over time, we have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that fosters identity development, equity for diverse learners, and social-emotional development. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff is at the core of the work we do. We are honored to be able to partner with and learn from families and community stakeholders in Rhode Island as Excel Academy embarks on its educational journey here.
Student-Selected Programs Offered
Excel Academy’s program is truly learner centered. We will plan alongside students to establish in school programs that align with their interests. Our staff bring their content knowledge and represent art and specialized skills which include but are not limited to: athletics, arts, leadership programs and so much more.
Excel Academy Rhode Island will provide transportation to families who qualify. All students who live more than 1.5 miles from our school location will be provided with transportation options. For all transportation needs please contact our Excel Academy Rhode Island Operations team.
Yes, the FIT can be translated using Google Translate.
Yes, the application can be translated online using Google Translate.
Yes, a parent/guardian can log into the system to make changes to contact information and/or the schools they have selected, until the deadline. To do so, please log in to your account and on the “student dashboard” select the student’s application you wish to edit by clicking “Edit Application.”
Within the application, there is a box to check indicating a sibling (or siblings) currently attend the school. Complete information for one of the attending siblings only if more than one sibling currently attends.
No, families should not apply to their current school as they are already enrolled. Families should only select schools other than the current school a child attends and for which they are interested in applying for the following school year.
Visit EnrollRI.org/Charter to see the list of participating schools.
If the email or phone number that a family uses to create their account is no longer accessible to them, they can email HelpEnrollRI@ride.ri.gov for support in updating their account credentials.
Please reach out to email@example.com. They can also attend a virtual registration event which will be posted on the EnrollRI landing page. Helpline support is coming! Check back to schedule virtual support.
Families will see all of the participating schools that serve their student’s grade level and to which they are eligible to apply based on their district of residence.
A family who indicates they are experiencing homelessness will see all schools statewide that serve their student’s grade level.
Applications are currently available at all grade levels served by a school.
Only applicants with a Rhode Island address can apply.
There is no limit to the number of schools an applicant can select (from the list of those for which the applicant is eligible).
The email provided in the application will receive an email; if there is no email, double-check the application status shows “submitted” and not “in progress”.
Some charter schools chose not to participate in the common application. Check the list on the EnrollRI.org/charter landing page to check for which schools are participating. A student will only be able to apply to schools for which the address listed on the address is eligible.
Schools will contact families directly with their status once the chart school lotteries are completed. Families can also contact our enrollment team by email firstname.lastname@example.org