The mission of ExCEL is to champion the development of students and benefit the lives of community members by facilitating access to programs and resources that provide opportunities to enhance learning, acquire and refine skills, improve health, discover and cultivate positive and impactful social relationships, and build personal character.


The facility hosts youth sports leagues, academic programs, and summer camps. Inside you will find eight volleyball/basketball courts (or four full-size basketball courts), a turfed soccer/football field, a walking track, a fitness center, five classrooms (or meeting rooms), and a bistro serving healthy food and drink options. In addition to hosting its own programs and leagues, the ExCEL facility will also be available for rental to clubs, organizations, and for tournaments.


While the majority of programs offered through the ExCEL will be for students in elementary and middle school, there will also be a variety of opportunities for high school students, adults and senior citizens. 

The fitness center is available to all Terrell ISD employees and senior citizens (50+) who live within the Terrell ISD boundaries.  All other programs are available to anyone regardless of residence.