About ESS

Founded in 2004, Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12, distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. Our school district is currently comprised of two digital learning schools Excel High Shcool and Northgate Academy.

In addition to operating two high school schools, Excel Education Systems offers a digital learning suite – curricula, LMS/SIS for schools and districts who are in need of online learning solutions for their students.

Corporate Systems Accreditation Status

Excel Education Systems has candidacy status for Corporate Accreditation with AdvancED, the parent organization of The North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and School CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission.

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

Mission Statement

At Excel Education Systems, we have a mission to be the country’s most respected provider of accredited, distance learning products and services. We have established a culture that supports our team members so they can provide exceptional service to our students and educational partners.

Vision Statement

The vision at Excel Education Systems is to provide the marketplace with high quality, affordable, user-friendly, education products, and services. Learning will be enhanced by the use of intuitive technologies and supported by a highly qualified team of educators who are dedicated to the success of our students and partners.


Core Values

Our students

We put our students’ best interests at the heart of everything we do.


We strive to operate our schools with honesty, transparency and high ethical standards. We keep our promises and honor our commitments.


To best serve our students, we strive for continuous improvement of our teaching and learning processes and our business performance.


To ensure we are using best practices in all areas of operation, we recognize the need for decisive, professional collaboration; both with our students and their families as well as among Excel staff.


We commit to being accountable to serving the best interests of our students and their families. We also honor the accountability to each other as professionals, trusting that our colleagues will hold themselves to the mission and vision of the organization.


We commit to being an optimistic organization that brings a positive outlook for the future to our workplace. We expect great achievements and success from our students as well as our staff members. We hold high expectations and reward accomplishments.