Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Empowering Students to Impact the World since 1970
EXCEL, Expanded Curriculum for Exceptional Learners, is designed to provide gifted educational opportunities to students in the 2nd-5th grades. EXCEL, based on the classical education approach, offers students the opportunity to pursue excellence in education through differentiated instructional experiences including creativity, problem solving, and a focus on higher level thinking. Students must qualify under the EXCEL guidelines to be eligible for the program. There are four criteria that are used for admittance: grades, standardized testing in reading and math, a mental ability test, and a creativity test. To remain in EXCEL, students must maintain an A average in all core subjects and exemplify EXCEL quality behavior and attitude in the EXCEL classroom. Students are responsible for making up any work that they miss because of EXCEL.
In EXCEL, we complete one multidisciplinary unit per quarter using a STEAM focus - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Much of what we do will be project based and done in collaboration with each other and members of our community. Please see the link to our blog below to stay up to date on what we're doing in our classroom!
EXCEL Class Verse: But as you excel in everything---in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you---see that you excel in this act of grace also.
2 Corinthians 8:7
THE EXCEL BLOG