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Programs & Activities

Learning is a lifelong process that extends beyond the walls of the classroom. At Excel Charter Academy, children can explore their interests, learn new skills and make new friends through a variety of extracurricular activities.

Activities and Clubs

Young 5s - 2nd Grade
Activities and Clubs

Activities and Clubs: Young 5s - 2nd Grade

Book Fair

This school-wide event is a great chance for our students to shop for new books. You'll find many titles in a wide range of interests and levels, including popular authors and series.

Multicultural Fair

Students and families are invited to join us and celebrate diversity. Our cultures are shared with music, food, history and fun!

3rd - 5th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Girls on the Run

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum. The program runs for 10 weeks in the spring.

Spanish

English-speaking scholars are taught basic Spanish in this program. This includes a variety of language activities for verbal and written practice.

Coding

Coding isn't just for college students anymore. With the importance of STEM careers on the rise, we are making sure our students are prepared and ready to code.

Dance

We encourage our dancers to express themselves through movement. Group or solo performances may also be taught as a part of this program.

Multicultural Fair

Students and families are invited to join us and celebrate diversity. Our cultures are shared with music, food, history and fun!

6th - 8th Grade
Activities and Clubs

Science Olympiad

Middle school scientists set goals and compete in science projects. We encourage commitment, group learning and active participation in this program.

Band

We offer band for our students to express themselves through music and teamwork.

Choir

Our choir program includes lessons in choral singing, musical terms, and vocal skills.

Spanish

English-speaking scholars are taught basic Spanish in this program. This includes a variety of language activities for verbal and written practice.

Coding

Coding isn't just for college students anymore. With the importance of STEM careers on the rise, we are making sure our students are prepared and ready to code.

Drama Club

Members of this club get an intro to theater arts and learn about acting, play production and stage work.

Multicultural Fair

Students and families are invited to join us and celebrate diversity. Our cultures are shared with music, food, history and fun!

Sports

Basketball

Basketball

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Cheerleading

Cheerleading

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Cross Country

Cross Country

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Soccer

Soccer

6th - 8th Grade

Boys & Girls

Volleyball

Volleyball

6th - 8th Grade

Girls

Bowling

Bowling

6th - 8th Grade

Boys

Student working on art

S.T.E.A.M.

We encourage critical thinking with S.T.E.A.M. - science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. We believe this is just the tip of the iceberg to supporting multi-discipline innovation.

Student working on computer

Technology

At Excel, we embrace technology in classrooms and our computer lab. Students may also use tablets during workshops to practice skills they are learning.

Students participating in class

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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