Accredited Online High School
Earn Your High School Diploma Online
“Improving Lives Through Education and Innovation”
Excel High School is Regionally Accredited by Cognia, the parent organization of the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI and the Northwest Accrediting Commission. Excel High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools CESS, a regional and national accrediting agency. Excel High School is a member of The College Board. Our National school code for ACT, SAT, and FAFSA (CEEB code) is 240707
Students attending Excel High School may take the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, PLAN or ACT test.
About Excel High School
Excel High School is part of the Excel Education Systems Independent School System. Excel High School is a For-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. The High School campus is located in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a first-tier suburb of Minneapolis.
Excel High School operates like any traditional high school and is accredited by Cognia, the parent organization of the North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission (agencies recognized by the State and US Department of Education).
Excel High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, CESS. The Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools is an accrediting agency for secondary and post-secondary schools located inside or outside the United States, including but not limited to its states, commonwealths, and territories” The Commission on Secondary Schools is recognized by the State and U.S. Department of Education as a gatekeeper for eligibility for Title IV funding for postsecondary institutions and distance education throughout the United States.
Accreditation is important because it helps to ensure that our diploma and credits will be accepted by employers, State and Federal Governments, the Military, colleges, universities, community colleges, technical schools, and other High Schools.
Excel High School completely stands behind the quality of our educational services. Excel High School is an award-winning, State Department of Education recognized accredited high school. Excel High School is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau and we have earned an A+ rating.
Excel High School offers an accredited, online, comprehensive middle school (6-8), traditional 9-12 high school, adult high school diploma, and dual enrollment options. We also offer online summer school and credit recovery options available year-round. How is Excel High School different than other accredited online high schools? For whatever reason, you cannot, or do not wish to attend a traditional brick and mortar high school, our online high school programs are the perfect solution. Excel High School focuses on exactly what you need. Excel High School provides opportunities for you to avidly pursue your interests, strengthen basic skills, and deepen your love of learning. We serve middle school and high-school-age students through older adults. It's never too late to complete an online high school diploma program, earn college credits online, or take our online test prep course to prepare for the GED ® test in person. Students can earn a high school diploma entirely online, at your own pace and according to your schedule.
Why Excel High School?
Why choose Excel among the accredited non-public high schools available? Excel High School is a great way to complete your high school diploma online and we are highly focused on your success.
Excel High School is the perfect solution if you:
- Students are well supported by success coaches and highly qualified instructors
- Want to fast-track your education.
- Want to earn college credits while attending an accredited high school
- Want to start courses today.
- Want to study online at your convenience.
- Excel offers Unlimited Online Tutoring 24 x 7.
- Are an adult and you need a valid, accredited high school diploma.
- Want to attend a non-public, accredited world-class college-prep online high school.
- Require make-up credits to graduate on time to ahead of schedule.
- Dropped out of school, but want to earn a nationally recognized accredited high school diploma
- Need online high school credits, or summer school online courses.
- Wish to continue with post-secondary studies at an accredited college or university.
- Want to join the United States Military.
- Want a better job and better pay.
- Want to be part of a school that cares about your success.
- Want to finish high school at your own pace.
- Want to complete middle school online.
- Want to attend an affordable online high school.
- Are an International student seeking an American, accredited high school diploma.
- You are an adult learner in need of an official high school diploma instead of a GED or HiSET.
- Want t take SAT prep course to improve standardized test scores.
Meet Our Staff
Excel High School was founded in 2004 by a group of educators and business professionals that identified the need to improve the way that children and adults learn. We also wanted to expand educational opportunities across the world. Our goal is to give every person, regardless of their age and circumstances, the opportunity to earn an accredited, American high school diploma or complete needed make-up credits. Our accredited, online high school diploma programs, are perfect for students who desire a cutting edge, flexible online high school program. Our experienced instructors and staff really care about the success of our students!
We use today’s most recent and up-to-date, standards-based curriculum. There are no 10-year-old books in our school. With current technology, it is plausible to bring accredited online courses to students' all over the world. Students only need access to the Internet and the desire to learn. From our initial goal of offering online high school programs to high school age students, Excel now offers a complete 6-12 curriculum for middle school, college readiness, honors programs, adult high school programs and digital curricula to other schools and colleges. Excel has continued to provide the most intuitive, accredited online high school courses available anywhere. Excel serves students in all 50-States and around the world.
In 2016, Excel has expanded to become an independent school district comprised of two online high schools and middle school, Excel High School and Northgate Academy. Excel Education Systems, Inc., Excel High School's parent organization, was approved by our Accrediting Agency to advance to District/Systems status. In 2019, Excel acquired Washington Technical Institute, f/k/a/ Washington Online Learning Institute, a regionally accredited career college offering programs in Business, Legal Studies, Criminal Justice, Health Care and IT. Excel is very proud of our unique and dynamic organization.
Can an Online High School be Fun?
More and more people these days are concerned about safety in our public schools, especially at the high school level. Many families consider homeschooling or an online high school, but they wonder if an online high school can be enjoyable for the kids.
While it is true that a child may miss out on some of the extra-curricular activities at the local high school, taking courses through an online high school can be a lot of fun. For one thing, you can complete your studies faster and out in fewer hours each day. It is possible to complete high school in as little as 2 ½ years which leaves a lot more time open for having fun and enjoying their teen years. Excel's courses are flexible and asynchronous. This means you can login to your online courses anytime day or night. All studies are done online, and there is no homework. Our courses are interactive and offer an exceptional, individualized learning experience. Our online courses are loaded with videos, online exercises, and engaging learning resources. With our online courses, every student has a front row seat to ensure that learning happens. We see better outcomes when learning is exciting and fun.
Why Choose an Online High School?
There are many good reasons you might choose to enroll your son or daughter in online High School programs. The world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place and in many areas, it just isn't safe to send your children to the public schools. Not to mention the fact that you just might not like the values and political viewpoints the schools are pushing these days or the extreme peer pressure that leads too many teens into drugs, alcohol, and premature sexual activity. Maybe you live in an area that is geographically challenging, or you are a military family that travels. If you have experienced a teenage pregnancy or expulsion from school, an online high school might offer the perfect solution for your situation.
Choosing an online High School allows you greater control over your child's environment and gives them the opportunity to learn in a safe and caring atmosphere... Adults also appreciate the flexibility of taking online courses that work well with their work and family schedule.
For whatever reason, you are considering attending high school online, we believe that Excel High School is the perfect choice.