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Excel Academy South

Excel Academy South offers an accelerated high school experience for students looking for a smaller, more personal setting, intensely focused on elevating social skills, emotional wellness, and academic success.

Our school aims to succeed by developing meaningful relationships with each student to understand their individual needs, challenges, and strengths. From there, we provide care, support, and counseling to address the challenges our students are faced with outside of school, helping them to develop coping and problem-solving skills and guiding them on how to identify and implement solutions to help them focus on learning. When students feel safe, secure, protected, and valued, they become empowered to take charge of their education and future and can begin to fulfill their learning potential.

Excel Academy South is an accelerated school of choice for students ages 15 to 21 who are behind in their studies. Our program offers an extended day, where students can earn up to 5 credits per semester and 10 credits per year, allowing students to graduate in 2.5 years or less. There is no tuition or enrollment fee to attend. Excel Academy is dedicated to creating a challenging, academically rigorous, and safe environment for all students.

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  • 4641 Roosevelt Blvd., Webster Building
    Philadelphia, PA 19124
  • (P) 215.904.6254

  • School District Served: School District of Philadelphia
  • School Hours: 7:15 AM to 3:15 PM
  • Transit Routes  SEPTA Routes R, K, J, or 1 Buses
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As an accelerated school of choice for students ages 15 to 21 who are behind in their studies, Excel Academy South offers an extended day, where students can earn up to 5 credits per semester and 10 credits per year, allowing students to graduate in 2.5 years or less.

To create a challenging, academically rigorous, and safe environment for all students we utilize the Common Core State Standards curriculum and the common instructional framework. To complement the core subjects and curriculum, Excel Academy South also offers a large selection of courses and programs that emphasize life skills and everyday situations, including:

  • Focus on college, career, and trade readiness
  • Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT) Program
  • Annual SAT Day Testing Host Site
  • Annual Career Day
  • College/career nights
  • Cause We Care community support program

Excel Academy South also offers provides academic services and family support programs, such as:

  • ACT prep
  • Immersive social-emotional learning
  • Guided group counseling sessions
  • FAFSA support program
  • Onsite behavioral health community partner
  • Points of Pride
  • School calendar
  • Parent-teacher conferences
  • Parental advisory board opportunities
  • Parent/family nights
  • Parent volunteer program

Additionally, students are invited to take advantage of our gym as well as athletic and after-school programs:

  • Intramural sports
  • Student government and citizenship development
  • Art elective
  • Annual Turkey Day Bowl game

Here you’ll find some important information regarding our admissions process. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Admissions Process:

  • Open Enrollment – Register Now
  • Parents/guardians should provide photo identification.
  • Students will need a copy of their most recent transcript.
  • Students must attend a mandatory orientation prior to the start of school.
  • Student orientation is every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10 AM (arrive by 9:45 AM) or feel free to stop by the campus to pick up student enrollment paperwork.
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Brandy Mawhinney
Excel Academy South
2021-2022 Campus Winner