Excel Academy North Gives Back

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Ghandi Embodying Ghandi’s philosophy, students at Excel Academy North were in the holiday spirit this fall as they took part in a “Day of Service” to help their community. The school partnered with various local organizations to place students in projects around the city. To benefit Feast of Justice, a local nonprofit addressing hunger, students sorted groceries, stocked shelves and put bags together for food distribution. Another group sorted through fruits and vegetables that were being sent to those in need by Sharing [...]

Excel Academy North Gives Back2022-12-20T13:58:20-05:00

SAT School Day at Excel Academies North and South

On October 12, almost 300 high school students from both Excel Academy North and Excel Academy South in Philadelphia sat for the SAT and PSAT exams. The College Board, the organization that administers the exams, launched SAT School Day as a way to help students who may have difficulty making a standard SAT/PSAT test time and location. Having the option to take the SAT and PSAT – standardized tests that are intended to assess students' readiness for college – during the school day helps eliminate any worries or barriers a student may have with getting to a testing location [...]

SAT School Day at Excel Academies North and South2022-11-22T13:25:23-05:00

Annual College & Career Fair

At Philadelphia’s Excel Academy North, staff know it’s never too early for students to start thinking about their career and post-secondary plans. Held during College Awareness Month, the school hosted its fifth annual College & Career Fair on October 7. During the on-campus event, students had the opportunity to connect with alumni, admission counselors from local colleges and universities, entrepreneurs running successful businesses, and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Presenters from Temple University, Penn State, Clemson University and Jefferson University spoke to students about college and career possibilities. They also heard directly from individuals working in the arts, [...]

Annual College & Career Fair2022-11-14T11:44:20-05:00

May Day in the Park for Philadelphia Students

Staff and students from several Specialized Education Services, Inc.(SESI) schools in Philadelphia didn’t let the date deter them from celebrating May Day on June 3. The annual event, held in the Lemon Hill Picnic Area of Fairmount Park, brought together students from the Achieve Academies of Philadelphia, Excel Academy North, Excel Middle Years Academy, and Stetson Academy. May Day started in 2013 as a one-school event and grew into the multi-school celebration it is today. Held a little later this year due to park availability, the event served as a large-scale end of the year celebration. May Day provides students [...]

May Day in the Park for Philadelphia Students2022-07-19T10:09:57-04:00