The current educational landscape in the United States is facing a critical challenge: a nationwide shortage of teachers. According to the National Center for Education Statistics’ monthly survey of public schools, over 85% of public schools struggle to hire enough teachers. In 2022, more than 50% of U.S. schools reported at least one vacancy in their teaching positions, though this number was often much higher than just one vacancy. The impact on student learning and outcomes cannot be overstated, and schools must look for innovative solutions to bridge this gap.
With students ready to walk in and not enough staff to teach or even supervise, what are districts to do? At Excel Middle and High School, we’re not here to debate the reasons for the teacher shortage, but we do have an innovative solution.
An Innovative Solution: Online Schools
One effective solution is for schools to partner with digital education providers, like Excel High School. This approach can significantly improve student outcomes by bridging the supply and demand gaps in education. Digital schools offer a flexible and scalable way to address the shortage of teachers, ensuring that students continue to receive high-quality education without interruption.
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Provides Course Teachers
Excel High School offers experienced instructors for all its courses, ensuring quality education and support.
Courses Start Daily
Courses at Excel High School begin daily, offering flexibility and convenience for student schedules.
100+ Courses Available
Choose from over 100 accredited online courses, covering a wide range of subjects and academic levels at Excel High School.
Online Tutoring Included
Excel High School includes online tutoring with all courses at no extra cost, providing additional academic support when needed.
Excel High School stands out as a prime example of how digital education can supplement traditional schooling. As an accredited course provider for K-12 online high school courses, EHS offers a range of programs that are FERPA compliant and tailored to meet the diverse needs of students across the U.S. These include Advanced Placement (AP), Honors, English Language Learner (ELL) courses, American Council on Education (A.C.E.) courses, and standard 8th-12th grade curriculum. If you’re looking for a way to provide a variety of individual courses to students in one central location under the supervision of a single staff member, we can help.
Courses at EHS are fully online and self-paced, allowing students to learn at their own pace. They are designed with interactive elements like modules, quizzes, labs, and writing assignments to engage students in a comprehensive learning experience. At Excel High School, we've developed a curriculum that respects the individuality of each student. Acknowledging the diverse spectrum of student needs, interests, developmental and emotional maturity levels, and varying academic backgrounds, our courses are tailored to embrace and support a wide range of learners.
State-of-the-Art Learning Management System: Learn Stage
Learn Stage 3.0 is Excel High School's latest Student Information System (SIS) and Learning Management System (LMS). It represents a significant leap in educational technology, offering an unparalleled online experience. Learn Stage simplifies tracking student engagement and performance, enhancing the efficiency of educational oversight. Its intuitive interface and comprehensive functionality make it an ideal platform for schools integrating digital courses into their curriculum.
Check out this demo of Learn Stage 3.0 for more information:
How Does It Work?
Partnering with Excel High School is a practical and effective solution in mitigating teacher shortages. In this model, schools can utilize their current staff to facilitate courses, while the primary instruction and grading are managed by EHS's subject matter experts. This collaboration ensures that the burden on the existing school staff is minimized while maintaining high educational standards.
Excel High School instructors take full responsibility for course instruction and management of student outcomes. Meanwhile, student progress is consistently shared with the partner school, ensuring transparency and collaboration in the educational process.
The integration of Excel’s course technology and virtual instructors with a school's existing teaching framework ensures that students remain on track with their studies. This hybrid model of education combines the best of both worlds: the personalized attention and familiarity of traditional schooling with the flexibility and breadth of digital education.
Available Online Programs
This program provides a comprehensive curriculum for younger students, ideal for grades 6-8. It covers fundamental subjects, ensuring a solid academic foundation and a smooth transition to high school.
Honors High School
Designed for academically driven students, Excel High School's Honors program provides a more challenging curriculum. It emphasizes critical thinking, advanced coursework, and prepares students for competitive college environments.
Standard High School
Tailored for students seeking a traditional high school education, this program offers a broad range of core and elective courses, meeting standard graduation requirements and preparing students for post-secondary education.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Offering college-level courses to high school students, the AP program enables students to earn college credits while still in high school. It's an excellent choice for students aiming to advance their academic journey and reduce future college coursework.
Excel High School offers a robust selection of accredited online courses designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body, including both full-time and part-time learners. Our commitment to quality education is evident in our adherence to state standards and our employment of highly qualified, credentialed teachers dedicated to providing exceptional instruction.
As a state-recognized institution, Excel High School's commitment to educational excellence is further solidified through our Cognia accreditation, which includes recognition from NCA, SACS, NWAC, and the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools CESS. This extensive accreditation underscores our dedication to delivering rigorous and high-quality educational programs.
Our instructors are highly qualified, and students can email questions directly to teachers through the course LMS for help understanding the content or clarify any assignments. We also offer a bank of resources in our online Writing Lab to guide students through the Writing Process as they complete written assignments.
On top of those embedded supports, Excel High School also provides free online tutoring to all high school students at no additional cost.
Whatever your needs, Excel is here to partner with you as you start your school year, day one, with qualified instructors, innovative course options, and a seamless transition to an online learning environment.
A Sustainable Path Forward
A partnership between schools and online education providers like EHS can offer a viable solution to institutions facing teacher shortages. By integrating these innovative models, schools can effectively manage their immediate staffing needs while simultaneously establishing a foundation for a more flexible and robust educational system. Excel High School plays a crucial role in this transformative process, providing a strategic pathway for schools to maintain uninterrupted, high-quality education for all students, even in the face of contemporary educational challenges.
If you are exploring ways to navigate the teacher shortage and are interested in a partnership that can provide continuous, quality education, Excel High School is ready to help. Our innovative education solutions offer a practical and effective response to today's challenges, ensuring that students receive the education they deserve. To learn more about how we can work together, please reach out using the contact form below. We are committed to supporting schools in their mission to provide exceptional educational experiences and look forward to exploring how we can contribute to the success of your students.