Thursday, September 15, 2011

Excel High School Mission and Vision Statements

Over the past couple months, email surveys were sent out to all Excel Parents and Students asking for feedback on a variety of topics. Two of the questions asked for input on what the school's Mission and Vision should be. Those responses were combined with responses from Excel teachers and staff and we are ready to share with everyone the Excel High School Mission and Vision Statements.

Excel High School Mission Statement

Excel High School will provide an exceptional online learning experience that exceeds the highest academic standards in a nurturing, flexible and affordable environment.

Excel High School Vision Statement

Excel High School is committed to becoming the best online high school in the country because of our unwavering dedication to student success and our own professional development.

These statements describe what we are committed to doing on a daily basis for our students as well as what we plan on doing to ensure their continued success.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Excel adding interactive discussion forums to teaching techniques

Excel High School has recently added yet another way for our teachers and students to interact and communicate. A Discussion Forum feature called Collaboration Corner has become a way for our expert instructors to add lesson extensions and enhancements to our already robust curriculum. Collaboration Corner also allows our students to interact with other students as well as contribute lesson or course related material that they have found or produced. At Excel High School, we feel everyone has something to teach, and through course participation, our students are contributing to not only their education, but their fellow students education as well.

Excel closing in on Regional Accreditation with AdvancED

Excel High School is delighted to host a Quality Assurance Review team from AdvancED at the school's headquarters in Minneapolis in October to finalize the school's status as Regionally Accredited high school. Gaining this prestigious status will solidify Excel's reputation as a world-class institution, will allow for international credit transfer, and will allow the school to continue to increase the amount of exceptional services and support for our valued students and their families.

Excel High School to add Honors Courses

Excel High School is happy to announce that the school will soon be offering Honors Courses for students. As the details of the Honors Program are finalized, please continue to check this blog or the school's main website

Excel High School adds 4 new phenomenal teachers!

Excel is excited to welcome 4 new teachers on to our teaching roster. These educators, as all of our teachers, are state licensed and hold Master's Degrees to enhance their teaching effectiveness. They also have extensive traditional classroom teaching experience and are excited to be part of a teaching staff, at Excel, that is on the cutting edge of new educational developments.

Christi Elias - Science Subject Matter Expert

Geoff Guzman - Social Studies Subject Matter Expert

Johanna Black - Math Subject Matter Expert

Derek Drago - Spanish/ESL Subject Matter Expert

New Excel AP Course Offerings!

Excel High School is now offering AP courses for our students. Please call the school for details. Here are the current AP courses:

AP Psychology
AP Literature and Composition
AP Language and Composition
AP Environmental Science

* With 5 more AP courses to become available soon:
AP Biology
AP Human Geography
AP Art History
AP U.S. Gov’t
AP Physics

At Excel High School, we will continue to strive to bring the best online educational resources to our students.