Special Programs


The Goodwill Excel Center Charter High School offers a wide variety of enriching activities for students and families. We have an active Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Gardening Club, and more clubs form each year.

Health & Wellness

The School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is a group of individuals, representing segments of the community and school district, which provides advice to the district on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.   Read more >>

Career & Technical Education

The Goodwill Excel Center Charter High School and the Goodwill Career and Technical Academy partner to provide training for students and program participants to achieve career pathways that lead to transformational change. Learn more about the Goodwill Career and Technical Academy.   


English as a Second Language

Excel offers a high school language arts curriculum that provides English I and II for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL I and ESOL II) to recent immigrant students. A Foundation ESL class is recommended for students new to the English language to develop foundational skills prior to registering for core content courses. The English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher provides ESL instruction to meet the needs of students at the beginner and intermediate levels of proficiency. The state graduation plan provides an option for ELLs at beginner and intermediate proficiency levels, to take English for Speakers of Other Languages I and/or II in lieu of English I and/or II. All other courses are taught as sheltered courses with ELL strategies based on learner needs.

Pregnancy Related Services

During pregnancy and after delivery, students under the age of 26 are eligible for instructional support services to stay on track in their academic courses. Services are provided when a student is: (1) Pregnant and attending classes on a campus; (2) Confined to home due to medical complications; and (3) Confined during the 6 weeks postpartum period. For more information about PRS, contact the PRS Coordinator at 512-531-5500.  Read more >>

Section 504

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, reauthorized in 2008, commonly referred to as “Section 504”, is a non-discrimination statute enacted by the United States Congress. The purpose of the Act is to prohibit discrimination and to ensure that students with disabilities have educational opportunities and benefits equal to those provided to other students. An eligible student under Section 504 is a student who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits them in a major life activity such as learning, self-care, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, concentrating, breathing, working, and performing manual tasks.

Special Education

Special education and related services are specially designed instructional services developed to support students up to age 22 with disabilities within the general education curriculum. The intent of the support services is to enable all students with disabilities to make progress in the general education curriculum, to participate in enrichment activities, and to be educated and participate with non-disabled peers in the public school system. Read more >>

Texas Transition and Employment Guide

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