Excellence Community Schools believes that co-curricular opportunities are critical to ensuring that our scholars are well-rounded members of society when they graduate. During the day, our scholars participate in activities like music and computer science. Outside of school hours, our Bobcats have the opportunity to participate in various athletics, glee club, student government and city-wide competitions like the Annual Urban Advantage Science Fair.
We participate with the Charter School Athletic Association. While our sports offerings vary each school year, they have included: Boys and Girls Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Track and Volleyball.
Our athletic offerings allow scholars to continually build their self-confidence, develop their team building skills as well as understand the responsibilities of a student-athlete. Daily, our scholars are developing real-time strategies while practicing active leadership, team dynamics, and listening skills which are vital to realizing accomplishments in school, sports, and beyond.
While we offer many opportunities for our students during the day and after-school, we also partner with various organizations to provide additional opportunities for our scholars. Over the years our scholars have participated in the following selective enrichment programs:
- Breakthrough New York
- Camp Broaderway
- Oliver Scholars
- Prep for Prep/Prep for Prep 9
- REACH Prep (CT)
- Riverdale Academic & Athletic Program
- TEAK Fellowship
- Cardinal Spellman Pilots Enrichment Program
- DOE Summer in the City
- Fordham Prep Higher Achievement Program
- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship
- NCAA Academic Eligibility
- Preston Summer Sports Clinics
- Preston Young Women's Leadership Workshop