Pre-College Enrichment Excel programs encourage motivated, intellectually curious high school students to learn for the sake of learning — away from the pressures and limitations of traditional schools. Students choose two seminars to follow throughout the summer program. They also participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities and fascinating excursions. Excel Pre-College programs are informal and supportive environments, perfect for exploring a new subject such as Dance, Business and Economics, or Photography, or developing an existing interest in Creative Writing or Art History. An atmosphere that promotes active involvement, creativity, and a sense of community leads to a summer filled with learning, exploration, adventure, and fun! We offer Excel Pre-College Enrichment programs in North America and Europe.
- Fiona and Randy Woods, St. Louis, MO
Excel Pre-College Enrichment Seminars
Excel Pre-College enrichment is not “school.” Our small, field-based, college-style seminars are dynamic and stimulating, incorporating guest lecturers, field trips, active discussion, and group projects. Seminars emphasize activities that take students beyond the walls of a traditional classroom. In this environment, students have the opportunity to learn together because it is something they enjoy, rather than a response to the pressures of course requirements and grades.
Excel Pre-College Enrichment Community
Students and faculty share responsibility for shaping the unique communities that make our programs special. Faculty live in the residence halls with the students, and participate in all aspects of the life of the program, including the many events and activities outside of the seminars. Daily community meetings and a focus on building a positive group dynamic result in active engagement, mutual support, and personal growth.