What is Team Excel?
An online platform that gamifies student success metrics and turns learning and personal development into a fun and healthy team-based competition.
“After we introduced Team Excel, we noticed students holding each other accountable and taking ownership of their success.
Mr. Jesse Casey - Principal,
The Academy of Virginia Randolph
How Does it Work?
Create a League
Organizations create their leagues by clicking on "Try for Free" or "Create a League" buttons on this page. Online leagues are organized into conferences, divisions, and teams. Teams are then added that consist of Players, Team Coaches, and Assistant Coaches (Virtual Mentors).
Leagues can also add "Fans," which are individuals such as family members, teachers, community members, and other supporters. They can follow the leaderboards and celebrate the success of the student teams.
To focus on the outcomes and behaviors that you want to change, Team Excel allows complete customization of the metric categories, data types, frequency, and point allocations when creating a competition. While categories such as academics, attendance, and service hours are optional standard metrics, the platform allows up to eight (8) custom metrics.
To create a custom branded experience, the platform also allows organizations to add their own logos and change the color palette.
Define the Metrics
Compete for Prizes
The backbone of Team Excel is the team-based competition. Student teams compete compete for prizes and incentives based on your defined success metrics. By providing students 24/7 access to the leaderboard, Team Excel keeps metrics like academics and attendance top of mind. Student-teams cultivate a high level of peer-to-peer accountability which motivates them to perform not only for themselves, but for their teammates.
Competition + Life Skills + Mentoring
The core of the Team Excel platform is the team-based competition as described above. To maximize its impact, we recommend organizations compliment it with a life-skills curriculum and/or mentoring support.
You can add Team Excel to existing life-skills programs, or have our team assist in developing a curriculum based on our PlayBook for Success Framework. The key elements of this framework include the following:
"Team Excel provided multiple occasions to find my true, authentic voice through the art of oratory. Whether it be an elegant dinner or a community event, Team Excel always presented the opportunity to make my voice heard."
Alton Coston, III, Former Team Excel Student
Sophmore at The College of William & Mary
Improve Mentor Engagement
Mentors provide an additional layer of support and motivation for students. To increase engagement, the platform allows mentors and mentees to communicate through their mobile devices in a safe, monitored environment.
It is proven that students with mentors have better outcomes. In fact, the National Mentoring Partnership found that mentees are far less likely to skip school and do drugs, and more likely to volunteer in their communities.
Team Excel was designed with outcomes in mind. In fact, an independent research and program evaluation found that Team Excel achieved improvements in the following areas:
Students moved from extrinsic to intrinsic motivation
Students were motivated to do better in the classroom
Students spent more time volunteering
Students perceived themselves as better leaders
Offers schools a turnkey layer of support that provides mentorship and social-emotional learning
Supports university student success initiatives and athletic department's student-athlete development
Provides a great add-on for after-school programs, mentoring initiatives, and youth sports associations
We believe pricing should be simple, transparent and fair.
per user per year
Discount pricing for 500 or more users. Contact to request a quote.
Need ideas for funding? Our staff can help your organization think through funding options such as grants, sponsorships, etc.
No credit card required for trial
League with up to:
$ Per user
Logo and Color Palette
Multiple User Roles
All customers are assigned a Success Coach to ensure that you receive the proper training and support to achieve the best outcomes for your organization.
As a Virginia Benefit Corporation, our mission is to improve student outcomes and increase volunteerism. By providing affordable software that produces results for schools and nonprofit organizations, we are able to create a sustainable model of social impact.