Counseling

Excel Academy counselors provide a comprehensive counseling program that supports the whole student. Counselors strive to provide opportunities for all students to acquire the social-emotional, academic, and career skills needed to have a meaningful and successful educational experience. Counselors will empower and promote students to go beyond simply mastering their subject matter: Students will think boldly, mindfully, and creatively as they develop their skills to be problem solvers, self-motivated explorers and independent thinkers. Excel Academy counselors will advocate, collaborate and facilitate actions that promote a positive school climate and provide students with an education to achieve personal and academic success in this ever-changing world.

For questions, please contact Melissa O’Dell at modell@excelacademy.education

Graduation Requirements:

  • English - 40
  • Mathematics - 20
  • Life Science - 10
  • Physical Science - 10
  • Visual/Performing Arts or Foreign Language - 10
  • World History - 10
  • American History - 10
  • American Government - 5
  • Economics - 5
  • Physical Education - 20
  • Electives - 80

TOTAL: 220 Credits 

Career Links:

California CareerZone is a career exploration and planning system designed especially for students. 

California CareerZone


Bureau of Labor Statistics
Interested in researching what the current highest paying jobs are? Or what industry has the fastest growing occupation opportunities? We encourage you to visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics which has some great tools to research information on careers. 

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Free Career Test
Your Free Career test provides a short quiz (about 50 questions) and gives you a possible career based on your answers with links to research more about the career and colleges. 

Free Career Test


About Careers
provides career advice including: how to write a resume, interviewing tips, connecting college majors with careers, steps to choose a career, aptitude tests/career inventories, etc. 

About Careers

Alternative Tests:

General Educational Development (GED) Tests, exams are administered by states and jurisdictions to measure the skills and knowledge similar to a high school course of study. GED® graduates earn a GED® credential.

GED Registration

GED FAQ’s


The California High School Proficiency Examination
(CHSPE) is a voluntary test that assesses proficiency in basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills taught in public schools. Eligible persons who pass the CHSPE are awarded a Certificate of Proficiency by the California State Board of Education.

CHSPE Registration

CHSPE FAQ’s

College Admission Tests:

SAT Registration and Tools 

SAT FAQ’s

ACT Registration

ACT FAQ’s

Advance Placement Test:

AP Registration and tools

Financial Aid:

FAFSA

Federal Loan Options

Scholarship Search:

Fastweb

Adult School/GED Programs Search:

Adult School Programs