“I can not say enough about Excel. I am so grateful to be apart of this charter school so that my children can utilize the funding for amazing classes. Every class/lesson that I want my child to partake in so far has been an approved content and community provider through the school. Because of this my children have been able to experience a wide variety of extracurricular activities. We also have been able to use our funding cover curriculums and materials. My Teacher of Record is extremely knowledgeable about all the different curriculums out there and has been able to always suggest the best fit for my kids. Working with Excel Charter school has been a huge blessing in our homeschool journey.” - Kimberley H., Mission Viejo, CA - homeschool mom of 3

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

Order Materials & Classes

Content and Community Provider Information

Excel Academy partners with content and community providers who provide material and service options for enrolled students. Families have the ability to build a customized curriculum that is tailored to the student's individual needs, abilities, and interests of study. 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.

You may search for content and community providers near your home using the below link:


Alternatively, you may search our list of approved content and community providers below. 

SEARCH content and community providers

Excel Academy Ordering Guidelines

Please see the below documents for information on ordering from Excel Academy content and community providers, as well as commonly asked questions regarding the community provider process.


PARENT content and community provider FAQ

Please Note: The disallowed curriculum list, including "Using Instructional Funds" and "Disallowed Items" have been combined into the Ordering Guidelines document linked above. Disallowed Items are listed on Page 3 of that document.

Parent Purchase Order Training

Please see below for training videos on how to use our Online Purchasing System.

How To Order Materials

How To Order Services

How To Search for Orders

In addition to training videos, the entire parent training manual is accessible below:

Parent Purchase Order Training

Parent OPS Login

Excel Academy families can use the below link to access Excel Academy's Online Purchasing system. Please be sure to use all the training resources listed above. If you do not have your login, your Teacher of Record will be able to provide you with it. 


Excel Approved Content and Community Provider

Content and community providers who would like to be approved need to be requested by an Excel Academy family or Teacher of Record. Direct content and community provider solicitations are not accepted. All approved content and community providers have completed the extensive application process, which includes background checks for anyone coming into direct contact with students. Content and community providers must also provide commercial liability insurance. Approved content and community providers with Excel can use the link below to manage their invoices.

EXCEL ACADEMY Content and community provider LOGIN

Click below to take a look at our requirements for Excel content and community providers:


“I just wanted to drop a note about our Excel Approved tutor, Helai Miller with Temecula Tutor. When we began with her last year, my student, Carli was a full grade behind in math. Because of Mrs. Miller’s patience, diligence and knowledge regarding proper education and motivational techniques, Carli is growing by leaps and bounds. By continuing with Temecula Tutor, I just know that by the beginning of the coming school year, Carli will be at grade level in math. Mrs. Miller is supportive, gracious, kind, firm and educated!” - Nicolette, Murrieta, CA - homeschool Mom of 2