Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of school is Chavez Excel Academy?
The mission of Chavez L. Excel Academy is to strive to remove barriers for students to earn their high school diploma through a differentiated and challenging curriculum in order to become successful productive members of society.


What are the requirements to enroll?
A high school student who resides in the Northside Independent School District, earned at least 17 credits towards graduation, at least 17 years of age (less than 21) and has passed all exit level  end of course exams.


Is Chavez Excel Academy accredited by Texas Education Agency?
Yes, Chavez Excel Academy is a certified Northside Independent School District high school and accredited by the Texas Education Agency.


Can my diploma have my previous school's name?
Upon completion of the graduation requirements set by the State of Texas, students will be  awarded a high school diploma.  Students  that have transferred to Chavez Excel Academy from one of the Northside ISD high schools will be issued a diploma with the name of the campus from which they transferred.  (This does NOT include transfer from Magnet Schools). For example, a  student transferring from Warren High School, upon completion of graduation requirements  will receive a diploma with Warren High School printed on it.  Students who have not been  enrolled at their home campus for one year or more, will be awarded a Chavez Excel Academy diploma.

Note: Students receiving a diploma from Chavez Excel Academy, regardless of what your diploma reads, are not eligible to participate in their home campuses’ graduation ceremony or other related activities. Students are only eligible to participate in either the winter or summer graduation ceremonies offered to Chavez Excel Academy students.
Students who transfer from a school outside of Northside ISD, will receive a Chavez Excel Academy diploma. All students’ permanent school records will remain under Chavez Excel Academy regardless of what your diploma reads.


How long will it take a student to graduate?
Since Chavez Excel Academy is an accelerated curriculum, it depends on the student's individual motivation, attendance, and academic foundation.


What are the school hours?
a.) Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m
b.) Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
* Students age 17, must be present for 5 consecutive hours.
*Students age 18 and older, must be present for 4 consecutive hours.


Is there tuition to enroll at Chavez Excel Academy?
No, Chavez Excel Academy is part of the Northside Independent School District.


Does Chavez Excel Academy have a ranking system?
Ranking is not calculated here due to our open entry/open exit policy.


Can a Special Education student enroll at Chavez Excel Academy?
Yes. Every Special Education application must be evaluated by our Special Education Coordinator to determine if Chavez Excel Academy is an appropriate placement.


What kind of curriculum does Chavez Excel Academy offer?
Chavez Excel Academy offers a computer-based program using Gradpoint, in addition to off-line assignments.


Does Chavez Excel Academy offer extra-curricular activities?
No, Chavez Excel Academy only offers academic courses.


If a student received a GED, can they enroll at Chavez Excel Academy to get their high school diploma?
Yes, as long as other requirements are met.