“Excel Academy South exists to serve the unique academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of students who were unable to achieve success in the traditional school environment. By fostering positive relationships within the school setting, students will learn to be responsible and accountable for themselves. Academic and social growth is achieved through a positive peer culture and engaging, rigorous classrooms. Students are educated within a structured environment where they become lifelong learners that are prepared for post-secondary institutions and beyond.”


  • Accelerated Program

    Program Type

  • 9th-12th

    Grades Served

  • Teacher-Based Learning

    Instructional Model

Academic Highlights

Student Leadership Tracks & Student Government
Student government is for students with significant improvements in attendance, behavior and/or grades. Members receive privileges or incentives, including lunches, trips to movies, student of the month recognition.

Excel South Honor Society
The top 25 students at Excel Academy South are selected by teachers and receive a number of rewards, including monthly trips.

Family Engagement
Excel Academy North has a strong focus on involving families in the Excel community and has various family engagement activities throughout the year. Events include the Back to School BBQ Night, Annual Field Day, and Parent Luncheons. In addition to events and activities, Excel Academy North also has a Parental Advisory Board that meets regularly throughout the year. For more information, contact the program principal, Mr. Muller..

Culinary Arts Program
Excel Academy South offers a unique and interactive culinary program to its students. Students are exposed to various recipes and dishes, and learn new and applicable cooking techniques that are transferable to real-world experience.

Extra Curricular Activities

Excel Academy South offers opportunities for students to participate in Student Government.


  • Alternative Education Progress Report
    The Alternative Education Progress Report (AEPR) is an innovative tool designed to provide a high-level overview of how our alternative programs are performing. The AEPR reflects our core belief that all students deserve to attend great schools and that we must hold ourselves to a standard of equitable educational excellence.
    2016-2017 | 2017-2018 | 2018-2019
  • Operational Walk-through Reports
    Operational Walk-throughs are formal observations during which a review team focuses primarily on the operational aspects of a program for the following domains: Vision for Learning; Family & Community Relationships; School Safety; Positive Environment, High Quality Instruction; Talent Development; and Data.
    2017-2018 | 2018-2019
  • Instructional Walk-through Reports
    Instructional Walk-throughs are formal observations in which a review team focuses primarily on the instructional aspects of a program for the following components: Academic Success Questions with Leadership; Academic Success Questions with Teachers; Academic Success Questions with Students; and Classroom Observations.
    2017-2018 | 2018-2019
  • District-wide Survey
    The District-wide Survey is a tool for capturing feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. Questions are asked of each group to gather overall feedback about each school.