An accelerated school of choice for students that are 15-21 years old and are behind in their studies. The program offers an extended day, where students can earn up to 5 credits per semester and 10 credits per year. This allows students to graduate in 2.5 years or less. Excel Academy is dedicated to creating a challenging, academically rigorous, and safe environment for all students. Student Enrollment Form »
School District:Chicago Public Schools
Executive Director:Jamal Tillery
Principal/Academic Lead:Jake Benke
Director of SPED (DL):Matthew Patton
Team Leader:Tomorrio Anderson
Student Services:Colby Chapman
Type of School:Accelerated Alternative/Options High School
Best Transit Routes:Bus–52A South Kedzie,49 Western, 67th Marquette, CTA Red
Year began as a Camelot School:2014
Age Range of Students:15-21
School Hours:8:00 AM- 3:45 PM
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Chicago Excel Academy of Southwest
7014 S. Washtenaw St.
Chicago, IL 60629
Contact the school to find out specific orientation dates and information.
Feel free to stop by the campus to pick up student enrollment paperwork. Parents/Guardians should bring photo identification.
Students will need a copy of their most updated transcript.
Students must attend mandatory orientation prior to beginning school.
*Camelot Academic Coordinator can assist with transcripts as needed.