Excel Academy has exceeded my expectations. The teachers are very passionate about teaching. The teachers are very patient and communicate well with the parents. This is my daughters first year at Excel Academy and she s in pre K and I'm excited for what s to come. I like the fact that each level has there own principal.
Excel Academy is truly in a league of its own. The leadership team and teachers are deeply committed to high academic standards and providing scholars with rich experiences and background knowledge to enhance their understanding of the world. By the end of first grade, my students were able to their create own powerpoint presentations, participate in research writing, read chapter books, begin the early stages of multiplication, and publish their own stories. I am inspired by how intentional the leaders are in every interaction with the scholars, from choosing the most rigorous curriculums available to organizing activities and trips for the girls to get involved and become leaders in their community. For example this past year our 4th graders sang at an inaugural ball celebrating President Obama, and our campus participated in the development and maintenance of a community garden. Walking through the halls of Excel Academy you can feel the dedication and urgency of the teachers and scholars. The mission of Excel is educate, empower, excel, and that is precisely what drives our teachers, scholars and staff to succeed academically and serve the Greater DC community.
Wonderful school academically. My daughter has attended Excel Academy since Preschool. She is doing tremendously well. Love the school!
I am the mother of two students who have been attending Excel since they were 3. They are now 6 & 7. I wouldnt change their educational start here for anything. The teachers and staff are exceptional! Both my girls have been reading since they were 3 and my youngest continues to exceed every end year goal before the end of the year. My oldest struggles a bit more but the teachers are sure to place here in numerous extra groups and she maintains a 2.98-3.0 each quarter! Yes the school does focus a lot on academics which in my case is great in this day and age, I feel children can play at home. We havent had a problem with bullying. Another great point..after all the surrounding Anacostia schools Excel scored the highest in Cas scores!!!! My only down side is the lack of Parental involvement!!!. I make it a point to stay involved in all school wide activities... Outside of that Excel Rocks!!!!!!!
Excel is a terrible school! The school is unprofessional and is an unsafe environment. The entire school day consists of math and reading, the kids are only allowed to play for 30 minutes. The teachers are good, however leadership is neglegent. They allow students to do whatever they want and there is no discipline system. DO NOT SEND YOUR DAUGHTERS THERE! They will be bullied and won't learn anything except how to read in count.
My daughter with a disability has gone there for 4 years, and she has been bullied and physically assaulted by the girls in her class. The leadership acts like this does not happen and ignores my daughter. The principal wouldn't even meet with me when I tried to talk to her about it. They don't even give her all the services written in her IEP. I am so happy Friday is my daughter's last day.
The worst school in Washington, DC. My daughter will not be returning. My daughter is too advanced for Excel. The staff is the worst I have ever experienced. The principal is the worst of them all. She should not be working there.
I love this school. the teacher are really involved in the girls learning and parent are encourage to be more involved in their child education. which most school don't care if parent are involved or not...I recommend this school to anyone who want their child to have a good education.
I am an Excel parent and I have to say I am very pleased with the school. The curriculum is very advanced. This is my daughter's first year (preschool) and she loves it. Her vocabulary has improved immensely and she recognizes words (reading) and their meanings. She is writing (age 3) and progressing tremendously. So far, I am pleased with the school and its staff. Not only do they maintain a high regard for academics but they teach the girls to always hold themselves in the highest of esteem. Other than location, I have absolutely no problems with the school. I definitely look forward to her years at Excel.
I am a former parent of Excel. My child attended the academy as an advanced kindergardner. The school has great ideas and potential but due to my daughter's scholastics, I didn't feel that the teachers were seasoned enough nor challenge my childs intelect. My child became bored with the lessons. Knowing this, the teachers kept her at the level of the other classmates that were not as gifted. My child loved her teachers but we decided to move on to higher learning elsewhere, which is unfortunate because she enjoyed attending the school. Although, she attends another school now, she still speaks of certain teachers that she misses there.
Excel Academy is the first all-girls public charter school in DC. It currently has grades k3 - 1st grade but plans to go to the 8th grade. This is my daughter's second year at Excel and I have been nothing but satisfied with the school, admintrators, and teachers. Excel has a vigorous academic program that really focus on reading development. Students spend 2-3 hours each day developing their reading and phonic skills. My daughter and most of the girls in her kingergarden class is able to read. I have nothing but great things to say about Excel. The Administrators have done an excellent job selecting the most dedicated, highly qualified teachers to teach our girls which is really hard to find in S.E. DC. I definitely plan on keeping my daughter in the school.
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