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Founded in 2005, Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary, accredited distance education services, serving students and schools around the country and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. Our school system is currently comprised of two digital learning schools, Excel High School, Northgate Academy, and a post-secondary career school, Washington Technical Institute. 

In addition to operating two high school schools, Excel Education Systems offers a digital learning suite - curricula, LMS/SIS for schools and districts requiring online learning solutions.

Corporate Systems Accreditation Status

Excel Education Systems is Corporately Accredited by Cognia, the parent organization of The North Central Association CASI, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools CASI, and the Northwest Accrediting Commission.

Cognia is a nationally recognized accrediting agency dedicated to advancing excellence in education worldwide. Cognia provides accreditation, research, and professional services to 34,000 schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation Process at

Excel Education Systems holds district accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Middle States Association is a worldwide leader in accreditation and school improvement. For over 130 years, Middle States has been helping school leaders establish and reach their goals, develop strategic plans, promote staff development, and advance student achievement.

Post-Secondary Accreditation

Washington Technical Institute is Regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education as an institution of higher learning. WTI is recognized by the US Department of Education as an accredited post-secondary institution.

Mission Statement

At Excel Education Systems, we have a mission to be the country's most respected provider of accredited distance-learning products and services. We have established a culture that supports our team members so they can provide exceptional service to our students and educational partners.

Vision Statement

The vision at Excel Education Systems is to provide the marketplace with high-quality, affordable, user-friendly education products and services. Learning will be enhanced by the use of intuitive technologies and supported by a highly qualified team of educators who are dedicated to the success of our students and partners.

Purpose Statement

Empowering students to successfully achieve their online, educational goals.

Excel Education Systems (EES) commits to assisting and inspiring our students to pursue their academic objectives by providing superior customer service, cutting-edge technology, and practical, relevant online curriculum with highly qualified instruction.

Excel Education Systems believes in holding students to the highest levels of academic integrity while providing quality curriculum with the highest levels of academic support. All EES Instructors and Staff participate in formal Professional Development activities to continue to improve in their current roles.

Dedication to continuous improvement leads to higher student success rates which, in turn, leads to successfully reaching the organizational goals, as outlined in the Strategic Plan. The current organizational academic goal is to improve the student completion/success rate by at least 1% per year. Besides using the gradebook and course reporting functions, data from stakeholder surveys are used to determine and confirm the level of success in achieving the organizational purpose.

Core Values

Our students

We put our students’ best interests at the heart of everything we do.


We strive to operate our schools with honesty, transparency, and high ethical standards. We keep our promises and honor our commitments.


To best serve our students, we strive for continuous improvement of teaching and learning processes and our business performance.


To ensure we are using best practices in all areas of operation, we recognize the need for decisive, professional collaboration, both with our students and their families, as well as among Excel staff.


We commit to being accountable for serving the best interests of our students and their families. We also honor the accountability to each other as professionals, trusting that our colleagues will hold themselves to the mission and vision of the organization.


We commit to being an optimistic organization that brings a positive outlook for the future to our workplace. We expect great achievements and success from our students and staff members. We hold high expectations and reward accomplishments.

Diversity Statement

Inclusion is how we unleash the power of diversity. We strive to foster belonging and empowerment in the workplace. We create relevant educational and related technology services for our students and partners. We listen to and engage diverse stakeholders and value equality and teamwork within our diverse community.