Choosing the Right Approach for Your Child's Curriculum

Parents are encouraged to identify their home study methodology/philosophy in order to help guide the curriculum selection process. It can be a daunting task to select from all of the options available to home school parents and students. In order to guide your choices, please explore some different educational philosophies below. It is also important to consider how your child learns. Choosing a curriculum that best matches your child’s learning style is important as well. Check out some of the resources below to learn more about how your student learns best.

Homeschooling Approaches 

How Do I Learn Best Questionnaire

Vendor Information

Excel Academy partners with over 1,800 vendors who provide material and service options for enrolled students. Families have the ability to build a customized curriculum that's tailors to their individual needs, abilitys, and interested of study for their students to meet each child’s individual needs, abilities, and interests. Families work with their Teacher of Record (TOR) to ensure that the materials and coursework being ordered are in accordance with their course of study and California standards.




Please Note: Disallowed Curriculum List - (Using Instructional Funds and Disallowed Items have been combined into the Ordering Guidelines doc (Disallowed Items are listed on Page 3 of that document)

Excel Approved Vendors 

All vendors have been directly requested by an Excel Academy family (direct vendor solicitations are not accepted). All approved vendors have completed the extensive vendor application process, which includes background checks for anyone coming into direct contact with students. Approved vendors with Excel can use the link below to manage their invoices.

Vendor Purchasing Login

If you are not an approved vendor with Excel but would like to become one, please click on the buttons below. 


Click below to take a look at our requirements for Excel vendors: