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Career Partnership with Excel Academy Charter Schools

City Year is proud to partner with Excel Academy Charter Schools so our alumni can continue to lead on transformational change on pressing social problems. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for Excel Academy Charter Schools.




Excel Academy Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free, public charter schools serving the Massachusetts communities of East Boston and Chelsea. It was founded to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of the student populations in these neighborhoods. Our founders envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be held to the highest academic and behavioral expectations, and college would become a reality. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

The network’s first school opened in fall 2003 in East Boston and now serves 224 students, grades 5 through 8. Excel Academy Chelsea, the 2nd school in our network, opened in fall 2011. Our third school, Excel Academy Orient Heights, opened in August of 2012. Our first high school, Excel Academy Charter High School, opened in fall 2015. Excel now educates 1100+ students in grades 5-11.  At full scale in 2019, Excel will enroll a total of 1,350 students in grades 5-12.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Excel Academy Charter Schools and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as an employee. Click Here to learn more about the Excel experience. 


Benefits offered by the Excel Academy Charter Schools


  • A competitive salary and benefits package

  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

  • The opportunity to work alongside educators in one of the highest-performing public schools in the state of Massachusetts


To Apply

  • Please visit Excel’s Career Page to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
  • Start dates for Excel's roles typically start in August, please compare start date to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts.
  • To identify your City Year affiliation within the application, when asked “How did you learn about the position?” on your application, select “other” and when prompted, please write “City Year Alumni Partnership Network.”

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    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Excel Academy Charter Schools. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in applying must complete the full application process.