Character development is a critical component of the Excel Academy mission. Guided by our IDEALS (Integrity, Discipline, Enjoyment, Achievement, Leadership, and Sisterhood), scholars develop a sense of community and shared purpose in their school-wide interactions and character lessons. “My Sister, My Self,” is a weekly 30-45 minute character education block that integrates the meaning of each of the IDEALS. This time is also used to build a school community with common culture and expectations.
Integrity: We are honest, we do what’s right, and we refuse to compromise our values.
Discipline: We have self-control and we make good choices.
Enjoyment: We bring joy to our learning, our school, and our community.
Achievement: We set goals and work hard to exceed them.
Leadership: We are influential and we show the way.
Sisterhood: We are united. We rise and fall together.