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For students 15-21, Excel Academies of Chicago offers an accelerated high school experience for students looking for a smaller, personalized education setting, intensely focused on elevating your academic success, and social and emotional wellness. 

Key program features include:

  • Graduate in 2.5 years or less

  • No tuition or enrollment fees

  • Post-secondary preparation (college, career, military, other programs)

  • Metropolitan family services

  • One Summer Chicago

  • Immersive social-emotional learning model


  • BAM (Becoming a Man)
  • ASN (Alternative Schools Network)
    • YS3 (Youth Scholars, Skills, Service)
    • YES (Youth Experiencing Success)
  • Culinary
  • HVAC with Chicago Community Academy
  • Sports Programs

Projected Offerings for 2023-2024 School Year


  • Lumity (Career Readiness)
  • TRIBE (male mentorship program)
  • Phalanx Family Services/WIOA Program
  • Unarmed Security/Investigative Services
  • Dual Credit with City Colleges of Chicago
  • Sports Programs
  • Youth Job Center (Employment Programming)

Projected Offerings for 2023-2024 School Year


  • Barbering
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Program
  • Forklift Certification
  • Unarmed Security/Investigative Services
  • After School Programming/Mentoring with Alternative Schools Network
  • Interscholastic Sports Employment Partnership Program through Illinois Youth Investment Program

Projected Offerings for 2023-2024 School Year


  • Robotics (CTE)
  • Drumline
  • Music Production
  • A.P. – Computer Science Principles
  • A.P. Computer Science Advanced
  • Summer Board Game clubs
  • Summer Open Gym
  • Boxing (Strength Conditioning)
  • Graphic Design
  • Real Estate/Construction/HVAC

Projected Offerings for 2023-2024 School Year

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