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

Excel Academy South Student Named Senior of the Month by School District

It is always a privilege watching Excel Academy South, an Opportunity Network high school that partners with the School District of Philadelphia, students shine. Our team couldn’t be prouder of Jerusha Nelson for being named Senior of the Month by the District. Nelson’s family immigrated to the U.S. five years ago from Pakistan and they appreciate the educational opportunities afforded to her since they arrived in the Philadelphia area. Nelson came to Excel Academy South after a recommendation from her principal at another school, who suggested an educational program more closely aligned with her goals. “I’m so grateful that [...]

Excel Academy South Student Named Senior of the Month by School District2022-11-17T09:26:45-05:00

Excel Academy South Student Shines At District Board Meeting

Recently Excel Academy South student Shyhief Jackson spoke from the heart when he addressed the Board for the School District of Philadelphia. Calling the experience “very surreal”, Jackson, 18, said speaking at the public meeting provided him with an occasion to use some of the skills he’s learned while at Excel. “It gave me an opportunity to represent myself, my community, and my family,” said Jackson. “I was able to give a message to the Board and that was an opportunity I never had before.” Speaking in front of about 40 people, with others joining the meeting virtually, Jackson shared [...]

Excel Academy South Student Shines At District Board Meeting2022-06-28T13:38:06-04:00