DID YOU KNOW?

Goodwill is the driving force behind The Excel Center?  Goodwill LEADS, Inc. is a non-profit entity affiliated with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.
 
The Excel Center is a free, Indiana charter high school in South Bend designed to help adult students do as the name suggests… Excel! The school offers a curriculum with the academic and personal resources that meet you where you are in life.  We’re different than online, self-study GED programs. You receive face-to-face instruction combined with a flexible class schedule and supportive relationships to help you manage work, life and family responsibilities. Upon completion, you’ll have a Core 40 High School Diploma, not a GED!

IS IT TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE A
STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?
 
Get your high school diploma at The Excel Center and brighten you future! Call Caitlin at (574) 314-5570 for more information and stop in for Preview Day on Tuesday, March 14th.  While you’re there, you can sit in on a class, meet teachers and complete an application. If you aren’t able to join us on Preview Day, you can stop in when it is convenient for you.  Visitors are welcome any time between 8:30 am and 6:00 pm.  If school has been challenging for you in the past, the Excel Center can help. You’ll have an individual academic plan developed by our staff. Child care is available at no cost; and there are free Transpo passes for those who qualify. You can apply online at: ExcelCenterHS.org.



WHY THE EXCEL CENTER?

  • Only 46% of those who dropped out of high school are employed 
  • People without a high school diploma are 8 times more likely to be incarcerated
  • Employed individuals without a diploma earn 41% less than high school graduates 
  • More than 70% of high school dropouts live below the poverty line  
  • Children whose parents have not earned high school diplomas are 50% more likely to drop out 
  • There are 25,000 adults within 10 miles of South Bend without a high school diploma 
  • There are 700,000+ Hoosier adults without a high school diploma 
  • 90% of jobs in the United States require a diploma

WHAT NEXT?
The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. Classes start soon, so call Caitlin at: (574) 314-5570 for more information; or stop in for Preview Day on Tuesday, March 14th.

The Excel Center
2721 Kenwood Avenue
South Bend, IN  46628

* Entrance shared w/ Amtrak at North Meade & Orange Streets

          

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