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At a Glance

Y5-8

Grades

781

Amazing Students

9

Character-building Monthly Virtues

1996

Year Opened
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Facts

Free and Reduced Lunch

Free and Reduced Lunch

We offer healthy, balanced meals to all students, including hot lunch each full school day. Our free and reduced program is available to families that qualify.

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Before and After School Care

Before and After School Care

We can recommend local providers of before and after school care. Drop-off and pick-up services to and from school may be available through these providers.

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Transportation

Transportation

Busing is not provided, so parents are expected to provide the means for children to get to and from our school. Contact us if you would like to ask about parent carpooling.

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Dress Code

Dress Code

We have a dress code designed to reduce distractions so children can focus on academic success. Our dress code is flexible and cost effective.

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Spotlight: Excel Ranks on Best Charter Schools Lists

Excel Charter Academy, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., takes the No. 10 spot on the best in Michigan list with an A grade, and the No. 3 spot on the Grand Rapids List. Twenty-four NHA schools across the state rank in the top 47 on the best in Michigan, and nine rank in the top 12 on the best in Grand Rapids list.
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Activities & More

In addition to our academics and moral focus, we support our students with a variety of extra programs.
We've highlighted a few below.

You can also download a complete list of what we offer.
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Sports

Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Bowling

Saxophone

Music

Weekly music class (specials), Band, Choir, Solo ensemble, Pep band

Artist palette

Art

Weekly art class (specials), Dance, Drama

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Clubs

Science Olympiad, Girls on the Run, Student Ambassadors

Diversity

ExcelState Average
Asian9%3%
Black or African American34%18%
Hispanic15%8%
Other1%5%
White (non-hispanic)41%66%

Other schools nearbyView NHA Schools Near Me

Vista Charter Academy

711 - 32nd Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

2.4 Miles away from Excel Charter Academy

616-246-6920

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Ridge Park Charter Academy

4120 Camelot Ridge Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

3.1 Miles away from Excel Charter Academy

616-222-0093

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River City Scholars

944 Evergreen St
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

3.7 Miles away from Excel Charter Academy

616-248-3390

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