Welcome to Project Excel Academy!
ENROLLMENT IS OPEN
FOR 2020-2021!! ___________________
WHO WE ARE
Project Excel Academy (PXL Academy) is an organization that offers homeschool oversight, tutoring, study sessions, strengths, character focus and academic strategies to struggling, average and strong students by utilizing unique, fun, hands-on educational environments to equip students who would benefit from small class sizes, study sessions and individualized academic plans so that they can become successful in their academics and life.
Study sessions are offered 3 days a week on Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9 am – 2 pm & Elective courses from 2 pm - 5 pm Wednesday Friday.
Our mission is to assist parents in equipping their student to become stronger academically and to find his/her strengths, talents and abilities and ultimately purpose, by providing them with environments to help master academic skill, support strength exploration and most importantly, build Godly character.
We actively engage and partner with parents as we partner to honor the individuality of each student. All these services are developed in an environment that prepares students for college and career choices that fit who they are becoming.
SERVANT LEADERSHIP MODEL
We use a servant leadership model to serve our students. This means that leadership in our organization focuses on equipping students, meeting individual student needs and making families feel honored and heard by rapid responses to academic challenges and questions.
Leadership among our students is also encouraged. Our staff enjoys modeling service as an important way to lead. We get excited when our students learn to model leadership among themselves.
MENTORSHIP IS A PART OF OUR CULTURE
Mentorship is an organic and integral part of our program by team building & strengths activities. Our staff develops relationships with parents & students that allows the student to grow academically. In this environment students are able to experience a safe place of support and encouragement.
OUR CORE VALUES
Our core values are an important component for how we maintain an environment that encourages service. Our values apply to students, parents and staff.
Value - We acknowledge that everyone has great potential and worth and should be treated in a manner that helps them move toward their highest purpose.
Integrity - We serve with honesty, truth and character and we expect and encourage this quality in others.
Aspire – We realize that there is always room for improvement. We continually challenge ourselves and our students to grow. Excellence is the standard we reach for in all that we do.
Our capacity is 20 in our current location. Our students are are served in small groups of about 7 or so from 3rd grade and up.
We also collaborate with a private school in the community where students can access weekly group classes on Tuesdays & Thursdays that provide small, individualized hands on academic environments specifically for homeschool students.
Our foundation verse is “...I have come that they might have life and that more abundantly.” John 10:10
Approaches to Learning
All students learn in different ways. Some are visual or auditory learners, others learn well by doing. We take the approach that all subjects should be learned using as many different approaches as possible. At PXL we appreciate the uniqueness of each individual student and strive to assist them in finding the beauty and value they each possess within. An important part of our program is to assist students to take personal responsibility for their own learning journey and ultimately their future.
Unfortunately, we are not equipped to handle students who have behavior challenges. No tuition refunds will be authorized if your child's behavior causes him to be suspended or expelled from our program; so please be sure to research our program thoroughly and make sure it is the right fit for your child. If this occurs you will still be responsible for paying the tuition.
Services We Provide
Oversight for K-12, Portfolio reviews, transcripts.
Student tutoring & mentoring
Assistance with classwork assigned by parents
Access to weekly classes, group activities.
Placement & standardized testing.
Guidance counseling, high school diplomas and graduation programs.
Parenting workshops and fellowships.
Summer tutoring referrals
- Strengths and talents assessment to develop a student’s understanding of their strengths so they can find direction toward gifting & career and college opportunities.
- Educational diagnostic testing to assess the academic level of each student to prepare an individualized learning plan.
We are approved by the Maryland State Board of Education
APPLICATION & Payment Link ARE at the bottom of this page.
For general information on how to homeschool, please check out the link below for Home School Legal Defense Association.
This site is full of tools to assist and inform you on your homeschool journey.
Here is the link:
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Discovering the S.T.A.R. In YOU!
This program is available in the Prince George's County area and will be used in our tutoring and mentoring program. Students will have the opportunity to explore their Strengths, Talents, Abilities and Resources through workshops, projects, hands on activities, etc. We will also host community workshops.
What Is Homeschooling?
In the state of Maryland homeschooling is an opportunity for parents to take greater responsibility for their child's education. Parents are to ensure that students are receiving regular, consistent instruction. This does not mean that they have to teach every subject, but that they are responsible for making sure it is accomplished.
Project Excel Academy is the liaison between parents and the Maryland State Board of Education. Each student is provided with 3 reviews through out the school year to ensure that they are receiving regular, consistent, quality instruction at the correct level for their grade and that they are on course to be promoted to the next grade.
Benefits of Homeschooling
Homeschooling is not for every student, but it is an amazing opportunity for those who would benefit from an individualized, small, hands on learning environment.
We have witnessed major transformation in a very short period for students who where challenged academically as they were able to focus on their strengths and fill in the academic gaps they didn't realize were there.
Some students who were not interested in college began to pursue college options as their academic confidence increased because of individualized assistance and encouragement.
Students who were entrepreneurs were able to soar once they realized their true potential and gifts and students who were already strong academically were able to acquire the freedom to continue to flourish and grow.
All of these accomplishments occurred with the partnership of parent, student and program.
We have witnessed again and again lives being changed and students beginning the journey to finding purpose.