Details overview

Hours 08:25 AM - 02:45 AM
School leader Shirley Willadsen
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning The mission of the Excelsior Academy community is to provide a safe and nurturing environment wherein students become literate, thinking, independent and productive citizens. All members of Excelsior Academy will be respectful and responsible individuals.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Special Education

Support

7
Facilities
including: Library
Facilities Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Kitchen
Library
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Tutoring
Special education program details The philosophy of Excelsior Academy springs from the word excelsior meaning ever upward. The curriculum is comprised of three areas of student growth: academic, social/emotional, and health/fitness. To ensure that each student is set-up for success, each classroom is strategically staffed with a minimum of two qualified education professionals. It is the goal of these professionals to provide individualized academic instruction and to work within each child’s social and emotional needs.
Special education programs Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 65% 26%
Hispanic 13% 52%
Black 9% 6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 7% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 7% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

4
Girls Sports
including: Softball
4
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
6
Clubs
including: Student council / government
Girls sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Softball
Boys sports Basketball
Flag football
Soccer
Softball
Clubs Art club
Game club
Gardening
Homework help / Study buddy club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Parent involvement details The Excelsior Academy Parent Association is a committee of parents/guardians and staff with the mission of expanding the program offerings and social aspects of student life at Excelsior Academy. Each year, the EAPA hosts several events designed to improve the school experience for our students, while also raising funds for important programs to enrich the learning experience at Excelsior Academy.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Zero tolerance to bullying. We are an inclusive school environment.

Awards

Academic award National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Year received N/a
Academic award WASC Accredited
Year received N/a
Academic award National School of Character
Year received N/a

Teachers

6
Staff
including: Speech therapist(s)
Staff Coach(es)
School counselor
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff Spanish
Staff details Excelsior Academy faculty are life-long learners committed to professional excellence. Teachers and Designated Instructional Services personnel are all highly qualified, fully credentialed educators.

Neighborhood

Transportation details Most students are transported to and from Excelsior Academy in district provided traditional school buses.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Please call and schedule an appointment with our Student Affairs Coordinator.

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012