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EXCELerator is a school improvement model developed with the College Board. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation agreed to fund a five-year pilot project with a $16 million grant. For the 2006–2007 school year, a total of eleven schools were selected in three large urban districts where the graduation rate was well below the national average and minority enrollment was above 50%.[1][dead link]


The initial districts and schools chosen were:

Washington, D.C.

Cardozo High School
Wilson High School
H.D. Woodson High School .


Lee High School
Terry Parker High School
Sandalwood High School
Wolfson High School .


John F. Kennedy High School
Morgan Park High School
Roosevelt High School
The Al Raby School for Community and Environment

For the 2007–2008 school year, sixteen additional schools were selected, for a total of 27.[2]
The phase II districts and schools included:


South High School
Lincoln High School
Thomas Jefferson High School .
North High School


First Coast High School
Raines High School
Ribault High School
Jackson High School .


Curie Metropolitan High School
Simeon Career Academy
Hubbard High School
Roberto Clemente Community Academy


East Bay High School
Leto High School
Middleton High School
Plant City High School


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