I had two children attending and was happy with the results. I homeschooled my children for 5 years and let them go to Excelsior because it offered independent study and classes. On average my children had 3 to 4 classes on campus. Both my children did very well and the teachers / facilitators were very helpful. I had a child struggling with math & history but ended up getting A's and B's and made honor roll! My other student got straight A's and was offered a college program that the school pays for. In order for your student to succeed at this school they need to take advantage of the tutoring offered to them and do their work!
There are very nice her but they are starting to be kind of strict with the dress code other than that they are very good
We love Excelsior Charter! Students and parents get the attention needed to succeed. The individual attention given to us makes the school even better. Thank you Excelsior!
Excelsior is an excellent school. Keeps parents involved in education. The staff and counselors are very capable. Highly recommended....
Excelsior staff makes time to help their students. They just need to ask for help. We offer peer tutoring and the teachers offer tutoring times with appointments or review sessions. The school is primarily Independent Study, but parents can meet as often as necessary with their assigned facilitator, and attend tutoring sessions on campus. Excelsior is set up for student success. They just need to use all the resources available. Each student has an iPad to use, and access to computer labs.
Excelsior provides families with a quality, public option for 7-12 education. We work with students of all ability levels to set and achieve both personal and academic goals. With a mix of independent study, classroom and online work, families and teachers put together an individualized program to help students grow into successful adults. Its a great atmosphere for students and families, who are included in every academic decision, and a wonderful place to work from the perspective of a staff member.
The opportunities available at Excelsior couldn't be greater. Excelsior supports sports as well as the arts. Excelsior kids get back what they put into their education. The facilitators are there to support and encourage the kids. I am so proud to have my girls in an environment where they are able to express themselves through extra-curricular activities and learn in a nurturing environment.
Excelsior has proven to be a great alternative for my child who has ADHD and is not taking medication. Due to the fact that they offer both class and independent study options, it is the "Best of Both Worlds". With frequent parent/teacher conferences, I am able to continue to modify strategies to assure that my child is learning and growing without the stress level that he might otherwise experience.
Great school for both academics and sports. Football team state champs 2012, great baseball program, new campus plus 2 additional satellite campuses. Kids do units and test every 15 days. Meet with instructors after every unit so you always know where your kid is as opposed to finding out after its too late like regular public schools. Like getting a private school education, but its FREE!
Excelsior...one word. BESTSTAFFBESTSCHOOLBESTPEOPLEBESTEDUCATION. School has a good vibe all the time, its never boring, always some sort of event going on, keeps everyone involved and happy!
my grandchildren may be enrolled soon, i believe in keeping informed.i am a retired elem. school teacher.
My son's teacher, Mrs. Lee, is the greatest. She keeps him motivated to do his best. He feels safe here - and I feel safe having him here. Having been in education for 20 years, the last 4 here, the students, for the most part, are some of the most well behaved that I have encountered. As a staff member and parent, I can't imagine my child being anywhere else.
I love the idea of making each student accountable for their school work, meeting and discussing your childs progress at least every two-three weeks is fantastic, I feel very much involved as a parent with my childs education and her success she is making each and every day... I love Excelsior Charter School and plans to enroll my other 2 children here. Special Thanks to Mrs. Lee and Mrs Bearden for being a huge part of my daughters success....
This year will be five years at Excelsior.I have three children attending one of them is on an IEP. All of them get tremendous support. I couldn't be happier.
This is my second rating for EHS. I have two SENIORS this 2013 school year this will be our third and last year at Excelsior. My kids have done great there!!. (more responsible for their education) The school has prepared my young people for college noone standing over them, its a choose. WE are on our way to college thanks EHS.
A recent survey shows 93% of students said they feel safe at this school, 89% of parents feel safe at the school, 99% of staff feel safe at the school. In contrast, a nearby local high school shows 25% of students feel safe at their school. It appears data backs up Excelsior's claim that this is the safest school in the area.
My child loves this school because he feels safe and secure. Administration and teachers take appropriate and swift action when reports of bullying are made. Staff show they care about the student's academics and well being.
Bullying is a big problem at this school and is handled ineffectively or ignored. If a student reports that they are the victim of a bully, they are told that if they cant work it out or ignore it, they will be removed from campus. I know of many kids that had no choice but to leave this school because of the bullying. Even people who teach there are frustrated with this problem because their own children are being bullied and there is nothing they can do to stop it, because the administration doesnt want to address it and have a paper trail that might tarnish their "safe school" reputation. It has become a school full of bullies. The victims get removed from campus or leave voluntarily, and the bullies are allowed to stay and continue bullying. How can a child concentrate on their academics when they are continually looking over their shoulders and fearing for their safety or when they are taunted and teased and being picked on openly and publicly and can get no help from the administration? The anti-bullying assembly they had was meaningless, but it will look pretty impressive in their list of "accomplishments".
U.S. News and World Report recently named Excelsior Charter Schools "One of the Country's Best High Schools." Excelsior has now received this award twice 2009 & 2012. Excelsior recently provided iPads to all of it's 8th grade students to pilot aggressive 21st century instructional methods.
Had a daughter graduate last year and have another one starting 7th grade this year. It is the best school in the high desert by far and they have won another award to prove it!
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