Welcome to Excel Academy

This regional program provides a structured setting specifically designed to address the needs of students who require an intensive program to address emotional disabilities or serious behaviors that impede their learning. Students have the support of an onsite School Counselor, Mental Health Clinician, two behavior specialists: a School Psychologist and Behavior Consultant. The small site allows for supervision and safety while allowing the least restrictive environment. School assemblies provide for student recognition and parental involvement is encouraged. The program hosts two six-week sessions involving parents who want to connect with others about strategies to engage students in positive home and school interactions. Our program provides many opportunities for families to engage in their student's education. Parents are invited to attend field trips, award assemblies, the Thanksgiving Feast and to visit classrooms.

Excel Academy provides a safe and supportive environment where students develop effective academic and behavioral skills. Students are empowered to achieve their full potential through inter-agency partnerships and collaboration with families.


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Cheyenne Mizenko
Excel Academy






Excel Academy
3711 Oasis Road
Redding, CA 96003
phone: 530.410.6088
fax: 530.225.0308




Stephanie Whittington
School Administrative Assistant
Excel Academy

Inclusive education seeks to address the learning needs of all children.
The goal is to promote opportunities for all children to participate and be treated equally. Andie Fong Toy

Who We Are:

Excel Academy is a regional placement center for students in grades K-8 in Shasta County. Our teachers are credentialed Special Education professionals who specialize in Intensified Tier Supports. Our staff is specially trained in behavior management techniques for the school setting.

What We Do:

Excel Academy works with students and families to equip students with replacement behaviors and coping skills to become successful in a district school setting. We use data driven, research based strategies to support students in obtaining the skills needed for their future. We partner with local agencies and service providers for mental health support as well as social skills training. It is the goal for every student to return to their district school.

Who We Serve:

Excel Academy serves students in grades K-8 who have difficulty regulating their emotions & behaviors, along with indications of not responding positively to district Tier supports. Students must have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) to attend.

Important Information

Please visit our School Closure Information page for current
school closures due to weather/special circumstances.

Link to Excel Academy Facebook Page

Excel Academy Calendar - For upcoming school events. 

Monday Go Home Notes - Find important dates and specific information.

Managing Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 Exposure - Shasta County Public Health Online Form