At Excel Public Charter School, we believe in the power of STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to better the life and boost the success of every child. Excel’s String Orchestra program (ESO) is committed to ensuring that every Excel student benefits from daily strings education. Through ESO, we strive to educate the whole child. Through music, we are not only teaching musicality and technical skills, but academic stamina, accountability, and teamwork, and building a community of competent leaders of tomorrow.
To Excel Students and Families:
We are excited to welcome you to Excel’s music program. We have many different options to engage students in music courses. If you do not already have an instrument, please wait to obtain one until you establish your Excel schedule.
At Excel Public Charter School, we place a strong focus on integrating computational thinking within our curriculum across all disciplines. To us, computational thinking means solving hard problems of all kinds using ideas from computer science. These include algorithmic thinking, decomposition, pattern recognition and abstraction, as well as confidence in the face of ambiguity and tenacity to persist through challenges requiring iteration and experimentation.
Our computational thinking curriculum is freely provided here for you to incorporate within your own classrooms. You’ll find lessons divided into disciplines along the top of this and every other page. With these lessons and projects, we hope you will encourage your students to grow and flourish as computational thinkers, ready to face the real-world challenges of their generation!