Category Archives: News

Congratulations to our CHEERSQUAD

EXCEL Academy Cheer Squad
Congratulations to our CHEERSQUAD for their first place win.  Special shout out to our coaches, Ms. Philyaw and Ms. Ashcraft for your dedication and hard work.  Also shout out to our parents and community stakeholders for your support!!

Uniform Policy Updates

Please read our uniform policy updates for the 2018-2019 school year.


Summer Math Program for our incoming 6th Graders

As part of our important College Prep pillar which is specifically focused on College and Career Readiness, we will be adding an increased focus on ensuring our EXCEL scholars are prepared for the rigor of high school courses, especially in the area of Math.

Read full Summer Math Program Letter

Congratulations to the Award Winning Eagle Steppers!

Eagle Steppers Awards

Congratulations to our Eagles Steppers who won 4 awards, including First Place Overall at this year’s Cheer & Dance/Drill Team of America competition in Hershey, PA on May 12, 2018. Special congratulations to the team coaches, Juliet Lowery and Selita Bennett-White, on a job well done!


  • Best in Category (Step)
  • First Place (Step)
  • Outstanding Precision
  • First Place (Overall)


Thank You Letter to Stakeholders for Career Day Participation

EXCEL Academy thanks all of our stakeholders that participated in our annual Career Day this year. Click here to read the Principal’s thank you letter.

School Attendance Policy Clarification. Updated April 2018

EXCEL Attendance Policy Clarification- Updated Q4 2018

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Announcing EXCEL’s Inaugural Black History Essay Contest

Good morning EXCEL Family!

Please see the attached PDF File.  After speaking to multiple communities, staff, and parent stakeholders, we are launching our Inaugural Black History Essay Contest!!
The letter/flyer is attached and main office is making copies for each student.  Please make sure that it goes home by the close of business this Friday the 16th.  This PDF will also be accessible on our website.
Please note that this is NOT a mandatory grade, and you can offer this as a bonus grade/assignment if you wish.  We know that many of you are working on SLOs and other assessments.
Each child can choose to participate or not participate.  We are asking for each homeroom teacher to select two top essays to be turned in to the main office to be scored via the rubric that is attached.
Happy Writing!!

February 8th Q2 Report Card Released

Congratulations to Precious Idowu

Congratulations to our EXCEL Student, Precious Idowu, for placing FIRST PLACE in a county wide competition in celebration of the amazing Dr. Martin Luther King. Precious was honored in an award ceremony in January, and her artwork will be displayed here at EXCEL. Congratulations Precious!! Special shoutout to Mrs. Walker-George, Ms. Curtis, and Mr. Pickett. At EXCEL WE SOAR!! #EXCELPROUD