The Excel Center invites applications for classes to begin July 20

La Porte County residents interested in pursuing further studies at the high school level are encouraged to apply to The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, which is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations.

Applications must be received by Monday, July 13 for classes beginning July 20. All sites are following the COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines as set forth by Ind. Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education.

Those interested can apply online at 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.

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. Find out more about The Excel Center by calling: (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: Goodwill LEADS, Inc. is a non-profit entity affiliated with Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc.

Locations include:

South Bend

The Excel Center * Entrance shared w/ Amtrak at North Meade

2721 Kenwood Avenue & Orange Streets


(574) 314-5570 /

The Excel Center * Next to Family Dollar

3438 169th Street


(219) 844-1911 /

The Excel Center

4610 West Ridge Road * Corner of West Ridge & Clark Roads

(219) 980-6381 /


Kim Beck / South Bend Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (574) 314-5570

Email –

Tiarra Tucker / Hammond Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (219) 844-1911

Email –

Lori Pederson / Gary Office Manager – The Excel Center

Phone – (219) 980-6381

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