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Excel High School Accreditation Status

Excel High School is Regionally Accredited by AdvancED, The parent organization of The North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI and the Northwest Accrediting Commission. Click Here to view our accreditation profile.

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AdvancED is a nationally recognized accrediting agency dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. AdvancED provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the AdvancED Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org

AdvancED - What is Accreditation?

Excel High School is a State recognized accredited high school that serves students in all 50-States and in many other nations around the world. Excel High School is a nationally recognized and accredited high school.

Excel High School is a part of the Excel Education Systems Independent School District. In addition to Excel High School being a fully accredited high school, our entire school district is currently a candidate for accreditation by AdvancED.

Based on our national scope of operation, Excel High School also seeks registration and State approvals for States that have a process for further recognition for private schools. Excel’s accreditation is recognized by all 50-States’ Departments of Education.

Excel High School is registered with and recognized by the Virginia Board of Education as an accredited private school. EHS has been recognized by the Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) as an accredited private school.


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VCPE reviews and monitors the accrediting processes of approved accrediting agencies for the Commonwealth. The Virginia Council for Private Education (VCPE) is the only organization that has recognition from the Virginia Board of Education, to oversee the accreditation of private schools in Virginia. For more details Click Here

Excel High School is registered with the College Board and the ACT, Our National School Code is: 240707.

Answers to Most Concerns about Accreditation

Accreditation is one of the biggest concerns for people who wish to earn a high school diploma online. A school accredited by the appropriate accrediting body can grant diplomas that lead to greater income opportunities and the chance to attend an accredited college or university. A diploma that is given by a “fake” school can turn out to be a huge waste of time, energy and money. Do yourself a favor and make sure you know the facts about accreditation before you register for any online program claiming it is accredited. Excel High School is a Regionally accredited high school. Some colleges and universities will only accept a regionally accredited high school diploma. It is our experience that all colleges and universities in the US recognize a Regionally accredited high school diploma.


Accreditation in the United States


North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, Board of Trustees

Scope of recognition: the accreditation and preaccreditation ("Candidacy status") of schools offering non-degree, postsecondary education in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and in the Navajo Nation.
Title IV Note: Only those vocational/technical schools accredited by this agency that offer non-degree, postsecondary education may use that accreditation to establish eligibility to participate in Title IV programs.

If you have any questions concerning your college and financial aid, please contact the Excel High School Director’s off at (952) 465-3700.

Accreditation Overview.
Accreditation is a third party peer review process for a school’s programs and policies to see if it meets certain criteria, generally set by an outside agency. When a school is found to meet the minimum criteria, it is granted accreditation. This process is usually very comprehensive and includes validating the school’s claims in depth for accuracy and to protect the consumer. The agency granting accreditation should be recognized by the State and US Department of Education to ensure acceptance.

Why is accreditation important?
Accreditation is meant to protect students, schools, and employers and ensure academic quality. It ensures that a school is teaching its students at a nationally acceptable level and provides programs that are found to have value and substance. Accreditation also guarantees the schools employs certified instructors that are qualified to teach the appropriate subject matter.

When a student receives a diploma from a school accredited by the right agency, he/she can be assured that it will be accepted by all employers, colleges, universities and schools, government agencies and the military. Likewise, when an employer is considering a new hire, they can be assured that a graduate from an accredited online high school has received the training necessary and didn’t just pay for a diploma from a “diploma mill” school.

What if my school isn’t accredited?
If you choose a school that isn’t accredited, you will find that many businesses and schools won’t accept your online high school diploma. It may be difficult to convince employers and colleges to take your diploma seriously, particularly if it is in a traditional subject (math, English, history, etc.) If your diploma is in a less traditional subject, one which most schools do not offer, it may be easier for employers to accept your degree.

It also helps to make sure your school is registered with the appropriate State agency; for example the State Department of Education and membership to the Better Business Bureau is also helpful to ensure quality and legitimacy for an online high school diploma program.

Why should I take Excel’s word on what a valuable accreditation is?
You shouldn't. You should always do your own research to ensure that you will receive an education that will help you reach your future goals. For more information about accreditation, in general and Excel High School’s in particular, please visit the following sites:

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Excel High School is a State recognized regionally accredited High School. Excel High School is accredited by AdvancED the parent organization for the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI and Northwest Accrediting Commission - agencies recognized by the State Department of Education.