Excelsior Charter Schools provides students with a fully accredited, blended learning program as well as a full-time supported independent study program that enables students in grades 7-12 to develop, execute and achieve a strong vision for their future.
Excelsior’s blended program includes on-campus classes, live synchronous virtual classes, and independent study to give students a balance of autonomy, guidance and support to ensure their success.
Excelsior’s full-time supported independent study program combines live synchronous virtual classes and independent study to fully support the student and family wishing to work full-time from home while providing equitable access to coursework and subject matter experts.
The focus of Excelsior is to provide a motivating, challenging and safe learning opportunity that will prepare students not just for graduation, but also for careers and lifelong success.
At Excelsior, education is designed around the student. Every student is assigned to an adult professional we call ‘Facilitators’. The student and their parent/guardian meet with their Facilitator at least once a month in person or virtually. The ‘team’ of teacher, parent and student, develop a Personal Life Plan (PLP) for each student. The PLP is designed to engage students in their most important school project – their life after high school. The team also works to equip each student with the academic skills they need to achieve that plan. Academic skills alone do not guarantee success. We also work to equip students with ‘Success Skills’; initiative, responsibility, communication, social etiquette and teamwork.
ALL STUDENTS CAN ACHIEVE!
At Excelsior we believe that all students can achieve. Dr. David Berliner, author of “The Manufactured Crisis”, states that “When children have strong visions for their futures, they achieve more; hope is a major predictor of learning.” We believe that education is an investment in the future. Failing to plan for that future is planning to fail. The same is true for each and every student. Just “getting a diploma” isn’t good enough, they need to have a plan (and a backup!) for their future and they need the skills to achieve it. That’s our focus and our Vision, Mission and Values consists of one statement:
“TOGETHER, WE ARE PREPARING STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL ADULTS”
- Charter schools are public schools
- Charter schools enroll ALL students.
- Charter schools provide special education services.
- Charter schools are diverse.
- Charter schools are academically accountable.
- Charter schools operate within the provisions of state and federal law.
- Charter schools are growing.
- Charter schools are sustainable.