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We're Ranked a Top 10 Charter Elementary School

Excel Charter Academy has outperformed the district on the state test for the past 14 years, and it doesn't stop there. We are proud to display our impressive collection of awards and accolades, which include both local and national honors. Our school’s dedication to academic excellence and moral focus is evident in the recognition we’ve earned, emphasizing our commitment to preparing students to succeed in life.


Excel is ranked as a top ten charter school.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Excel as a Top 10 Charter Elementary School

Excel Charter Academy was ranked sixth on the Best Charter Elementary Schools in Michigan list, according to U.S. News & World Report in its 2024 school rankings. Excel Charter Academy’s middle school program also ranked ninth on the Best Charter Middle Schools in Michigan list.
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Awards and Accolades

Excel ranked a top ten charter elementary school by Niche

Niche Ranking

Excel Charter Academy was named a Top Ten Charter Elementary and Middle School in Michigan by Niche, an organization that specializes in data and rankings. Excel's elementary and middle schools were ranked third among charter schools in the Grand Rapids area and were given an overall grade of A.

Excel is a Michigan Rewards School

Reward School

Excel Charter Academy was recognized as a Michigan Reward School by the Michigan Department of Education for the 2022-23 school year.

Excel Charter Academy earned an A letter grade in growth in proficiency.

2022-23 School Letter Grade

Excel Charter Academy earned an A letter grade in both proficiency and growth according to the 2022-23 Michigan School Grades System.

Excel receives an Eagle Award from National Heritage Academies.

Excel Receives Three Eagle Awards

National Heritage Academies awarded Excel Charter Academy with Student Attendance, Student Enrollment, and Parent Satisfaction Eagle Awards for the 2022-23 school year. We were recognized for student attendance because of our excellent student attendance, student enrollment because of our strong enrollment numbers, and parent satisfaction because at least 90% of parents stated they were satisfied on the spring 2023 parent survey.
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Where Kids Succeed

Excel Charter Academy outperforms the local district in all subjects on the state test.

NHA Schools gain nearly 3.5 months of additional learning per year.

NHA Shines: Stanford's CREDO Study Shows Our Students Surpass Their Peers by 3.5 Months Each Year

A recent Stanford study shows NHA partner-school students continue to outperform their traditional public school peers. They do so by gaining nearly three-and-a-half months of additional learning. NHA also earned the new “gap busters” designation for outstanding progress in eliminating learning disparities for minority and poverty students.
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"I like the diversity and quality of education. I can see my children learning so much! I am especially impressed with their vocabulary and give the staff a lot of credit for that!"

- Excel Charter Academy Parent

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