Alternate Pathways to Education

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    Barnstable High School strives to prepare a diverse student population to be successful, responsible, productive citizens who will be able to live and work in a global society.  In partnership with parents, students, and the community, we foster lifelong learning in every child.  To this end, we shall use both traditional and innovative methods to engage the different learning styles of our students.  We will prepare graduates to take responsibility for their own learning, demonstrate competencies in order to pursue college or specialized training programs.  Our approach will integrate the productive use of technology to give students the ability to live successfully in the information / technology age. 

    Project Excel expands the opportunities for students to realize their academic and personal potential.  The program offers supervised programs that allow students to explore personal interests they do not have time for in the traditional school day.  It also allows students to obtain academic credits toward graduation through alternative scheduling.  This will allow some students, who need only a few credits to graduate, the opportunity to complete their graduation requirements in an alternative learning environment.

    Project Excel offers expanded opportunities for students to realize their academic and personal potential.  Students needing only a few courses for graduation may choose to complete their requirements in this alternative setting.  Career Academies will offer access to a number of certificate granting programs, as well as work credit and internships.  Other students may opt to spend senior year through Dual Enrollment at Cape Cod Community College.  There are multiple opportunities for students to strive for academic excellence during school hours, after school, and in the summer.


    Attendance and Discipline

    Participation in Project Excel is a privilege.  All students will conduct themselves in accordance with Barnstable High School code of conduct found in the BHS student handbook.  We encourage each student to commit to each program with energy and resolve so they can reap the rewards through better grades, rewarding job opportunities, and academic challenges.

    We do not recommend this Program if you are planning on playing a Division I or II collegiate sport.

    Project Excel is an alternative program which expands the opportunities for students to realize their academic and personal potential while earning credit. Math and MCAS tutoring, as well as homework help, is available for students striving to improve their academic performance. Seniors, who need only a few credits to graduate, may complete their graduation requirements, including English IV , using alternative sources of credit. You must have at least 16 credits to be considered for Project Excel.