Ready by 6

The creation and implementation of a strategic plan model to increase the number of children entering school prepared to learn.

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Arts Build Skills

Initiative model to broaden rural students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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Workforce & Leadership Development

Opportunities to better align academic with real life skills.

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Post Secondary Readiness & Completion

Programming to ensure improved access and completion.

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Senator Herbert S. Walters Educator Fund

Endeavors to build greater teacher recognition and appreciation.

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HC Excell Supporting & Inspiring

The Hamblen County Foundation for Educational Excellence and Achievement (“HC*EXCELL”) was founded in 1991. Our goal is to promote educational excellence and achievement in Tennessee’s Hamblen County.

HC*EXCELL assists in systemic educational change directed at developing high school graduates to have skills to succeed in post-secondary education, work, and life. We have a variety of programs, such as Ready by 6, Arts Build Skills, Workforce and Leadership Development, Post-Secondary Readiness and Completion, and the Senator Herbert S. Walters Educator Fund.

At HC*EXCELL, our goal is to build a strong school system for all our children and adults, and an economically strong and sociably equitable Hamblen County Community. Together we can. Together we must. Together we will!

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About Us

HC*EXCELL is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit education foundation, governed by an appointed board of directors for the purpose of promoting excellence in education and achievement in Hamblen County.

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