At EXCEL Academy it is our intent to offer an educational experience which is comparable in many ways to a private school education. Yet, we receive less funding than the local public schools, and, of course, we do not charge tuition. So that is why we depend on our parent volunteers and the community to perform many school services that others might have to hire additional personnel to accomplish. This volunteerism not only helps us financially but, more importantly, it provides an excellent example to our children about the merits of service, which is an important component in our character-based curriculum.