There are two types of legal private schools in Nevada: licensed and exempt. Because of our convictions and our philosophy of education, Excel is operated as an exempt school under the provision of NRS 394.211 and as such is exempt from the provisions of the Private Elementary and Secondary Education Authorization Act. To maintain our exempt status, we are responsible for providing an education that is comparable to the public schools, and we strive to go even beyond the state and county standards. We are also accountable for the safety of our students by providing a quality facility.
Excel has received full accreditation through the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED.
Excel has a culturally and economically diverse student body. We are a SEVIS-approved school, enabling us to accept international students.
Excel’s middle school and high school classes are on a mixed block and regular schedule. Morning core classes meet 4 times each week and afternoon electives meet 3 times each week. Christian Studies meets daily.
High school graduation requirements are the same as Washoe County’s.
Honors Diploma Program and Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes are for students who:
- maintain at least a 3.4 grade point average with no F’s
- obtain the permission of the instructor
- have the self-motivation to work beyond the normal course requirements and the self-discipline to do independent study
Students who graduate under the requirements of the honors program receive a distinctive diploma and a statement on their official high school transcript indicating they are graduates of the honors program.
AP classes are currently offered in English Literature and English Composition. Other AP courses such as American History and Math are offered based on student interest. Honors courses are available for any of the core academic classes.