Excel Center offers free high school programs to qualifying adults

 

La Porte area residents who qualify and want to attend free public high school in order to earn an Indiana Core 40 High School diploma and other credits are encouraged to apply to the Excel Center, a free public high school for adults.

The Excel Center is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations. Applications must be received by Monday, March 9, 2020 for classes beginning March 18.

Those interested can apply online at: www.ExcelCenterHS.org.  The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to complete.  New students are encouraged to contact The Excel Center for more information and assistance completing their application.  Visitors are welcome at the South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. any day they are open.

The Excel Center is Goodwill LEADS’ free public high school, offering students 18 years and older an opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 High School Diploma and college credits or industry certification.  “I decided to make a choice – a turn in the road furthering my education.  I’m building the confidence in myself and in my work.  This wouldn’t have happened if not for The Excel Center and the help of my teachers.  I didn’t realize the potential inside me… my life coach helps me discover the skills I didn’t know I had,” said Excel Graduate, Lisa Gregory.

Classes are conducted by licensed teachers in eight-week sessions; and an individual academic plan is developed for each student.  Free child care is available and a life coach is assigned to provide guidance on balancing family, work and other priorities.

For more information about The Excel Center, call (574) 314-5570 for the South Bend location; (219) 844-1911 for Hammond and (219) 980-6381 for the Gary site.  Information is also available at: www.ExcelCenterHS.org.

Goodwill LEADS, Inc. is a non-profit entity affiliated with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

In South Bend, the Excel Center is located at 2721 Kenwood Ave. The office shares an entrance with Amtrak at North Meade; (574) 314-5570 / Info@ExcelCenterHS.org

 In Hammond, the center is located at 3438 169th Street (next to the Family Dollar); (219) 844-1911;  Hammond@ExcelCenterHS.org

In Gary, the center is located at 4610 West Ridge Road (at the corner of West Ridge & Clark Roads); (219) 980-6381 / Gary@ExcelCenterHS.org

Contact information is as follows:

Kim Beck / South Bend Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (574) 314-5570

Email – KBeck@ExcelCenterHS.org

Tiarra Tucker / Hammond Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (219) 844-1911

Email – TTucker@ExcelCenterHS.org

Lori Pederson / Gary Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (219) 980-6381

Email – LPederson@ExcelCenterHS.org

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