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EXCEL is a unique summer academic enrichment program on the Sonoma State University campus, that offers students entering grades 4-9 (fall 2019) over 60 interactive classes in science, technology, engineering, the arts and more!

Get Ready for Summer!

Click below for the Summer Schedule and course descriptions

EXCEL Summer 2019 Schedule
Session 1: June 10-14
Session 2: June 17-21
Session 3: June 24-28 (ALL day classes only)
Session 4: July 8-12
Session 5: July 15-19
Session 6: July 22-26 (All day classes only)
Session 7: July 29-August 2

To register, you must first create a profile. Click the "Register" button below.

Registration Instructions


  • Families with more than one child enrolled in the EXCEL for Youth this summer are eligible for a 5% discount. Use code SIB2019 during the registration process.
  • SSU employees and current SSU students’ children are eligible for a 10% discount. Use code SSU2019 during the registration process.
  • Discounts cannot be combined.
  • Discounts are not retroactive and adjustments will not be made after registration.

EXCEL offers interactive summer classes in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math – S.T.E.A.M. – on the campus of Sonoma State University.

EXCEL is distinctively focused towards fostering and developing essential 21st Century and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and collaboration in a hands-on, interactive, fun campus environment!

EXCEL, an award winning program, celebrates its 37th year this summer at Sonoma State, and has served over 23,000 students since 1982.

Awards and Recognition

EXCEL has been honored by the State of California with an Assembly Resolution presented by then Assemblyman Jared Huffman for our years of outstanding contributions to education, and is listed by Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth programs for gifted students.

EXCEL's Federal Tax I.D#: 68-0338225.

We are generously sponsored by:

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