Our Policies

2023–24 Naturalization Exam Results

Each student enrolled in a U.S. Government course where credit is awarded for General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, or Core 40 with Technical Honors designation is required to take the naturalization examination provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as administered by the student’s high school. Each year, schools are required to report data surrounding the exam.

 

School Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5
Anderson 100% n/a n/a
Bloomington n/a n/a 86%
Clarksville 47% 100% n/a
Decatur 66% 50% 100%
Kokomo n/a n/a n/a
Lafayette n/a 88% n/a
Meadows n/a 100% n/a
Michigan St. 100% 100% n/a
Muncie 75% n/a 100%
Noblesville 100% n/a

89%

 

Richmond 100% n/a 100%
Shadeland 100% 100% 80%
Southeast n/a 72.7% 100%
Shelbyville 83% 75% 100%
University Heights 66% 50% 75%
West 77% 84% n/a

 

Reading and Writing Curriculum

The English and writing curriculum are written in-house and approved by the Curriculum Director at the district level. The courses combine English and writing standards and skills beginning with elementary level skills vertically articulated through college-level standards. The English Language Arts standards require students to utilize higher-order thinking skills and address the needs of the US economy, which requires high school graduates to be college and career ready. Indiana Academic Standards are internationally benchmarked and were designed through backward mapping from 21st century college and career readiness benchmarks, creating a seamless vertical articulation of content and skill requirements.

Seclusion and Restraint Policy

The purpose of this policy is to insure that all students and staff are safe in school, and that students who may have behavior crises are free from inappropriate use of seclusion or restraint.

Suicide Prevention Policy

Per IC 20-26-5-34.4, the purpose of this policy is to protect the health and well-being of all students by having procedures in place to prevent, assess the risk of, intervene in, and respond to suicide.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, State educational agencies (SEAs) must ensure that each homeless child and youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as other children and youths.

Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc. Bylaws

Internet/Acceptable Use Policy

In making decisions regarding student access to the Internet, The Excel Center considers its own stated educational mission, goals, and objectives. Electronic information research skills are fundamental to preparation of citizens and future employees.