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Come see how our community is pioneering a new way of higher education. Our Visit Weekends run from Thursday evening to Friday afternoon so that you can join one of our community gatherings, sit in on class, connect one on one with our team, and get to know Asheville and Black Mountain. Hit the button below to register. Don't see a weekend that fits with your schedule? Email us at email@example.com.
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Students live in homes at Excel in Black Mountain, North Carolina amidst a thriving community of believers seeking to live and love like Jesus. On warm evenings, students are often found studying in rocking chairs on the quiet, covered front porches of the houses, building a bonfire, or hiking nearby Kitazuma Trail to watch the sunset.
Some of the most meaningful conversations happen when breaking bread together. At Excel College, our students cook and eat together around a dinner table. Not only is cooking and eating together another way to build connection, but it is often healthier and more cost-effective than other dining options.
Excel College is set in the midst of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Waterfalls, rhododendron–filled forests, and expansive mountain vistas surround our campus. Here, our students can retreat from distraction and explore God’s creation right out their back door. We are located in Black Mountain, a charming mountain town filled with quiet cafe’s, eclectic restaurants, robust tourism, and an “everybody knows everybody” feel. Also, our community is within 15 minutes of Asheville, a city known for its music, food, and mountain culture, sought out by artists and adventure-seekers alike.
Our daughter came to Excel because it appealed to her creativity. At Excel, she has found that the context to learn and grow while living and working in a discipleship setting was just what she needed... During her time at Excel, she has flourished! She has gained confidence and poise and learned how to engage ideas in a humble way that keeps truth and Christ at the center while honoring the person or author across from her. Excel is training our daughter to think deeply, to love well, and to serve humbly. It has exceeded our expectations all around!
Our daughter... was drawn towards this idea of community and discipleship while earning a degree and made the decision to begin Excel immediately following the finish of her trade school. She is thriving. She is learning so much through critical thinking... [and] is also growing as a whole person. We now have another child who has been captured by this school concept and will join his sister in January at Excel. We are very excited for his journey to begin and expectant of all the Lord will do in both of them, and through both of them in the years to come.
My wife Missy and I always believed there was a better way for college, and Excel is it. The no debt, work while you [attend] school, Christian community immersion is exactly what we were looking for. Our son is on the autism spectrum and needs to be "encouraged". Excel is doing just that and giving him an opportunity he would never have at a "Christian University".
In just a few months, my wife and I have seen our daughter grow immensely in her relationship with Christ, become more responsible for herself and her future, work harder, and love more. We’re thrilled with how Excel is nurturing her in her young adulthood and with how she is seizing the opportunities God has opened for her.
Our daughter has grown exponentially in her leadership skills, her communication skills, and in her personal spiritual growth because of Excel's passion and pursuit to mentor and disciple the students. Excel's unique educational model is a refreshing option to higher education because the goal truly is to help students build a life, not just a living. We have watched our daughter turn into a mature, considerate, honoring adult with compassion towards others, a servant's heart beyond her years, and leadership skills that most adults long to have.
I love Excel's unique educational model because it prepares my son for real life. Learning, applying what he learns, time to work and make money, mentoring and accountability to live out a full life with purpose in Jesus.
In just a few months of my son Ben being at Excel College, I can see he has gained more confidence. He is even more engaged in conversation and in critical thought. He went to Excel for community and personal growth, and I know he is surrounded with solid mentorship and peers who intentionally pursue growth with him, and for him. From a parent's perspective, I can sense that he's exactly where he needs to be.