Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., a not-for-profit organization formed by Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc., operates The Excel Center.
The school provides a structured learning environment that meets the unique needs of adult students as they work toward a high school diploma. Given students' range of skill levels and backgrounds, The Excel Center offers flexible coursework and a commitment to individual attention that gives each student a realistic path for his or her educational success and career prospects.
The Excel Center addresses needs outside the classroom, provides free drop-in child care centers, offers free transportation assistance, and gives students the ability to balance school and work schedules. By operating year-round for extended hours, including nights and weekends, The Excel Center allows students to learn at their own pace and complete their educational requirements throughout the year.
Our Mission: Provide adult high school students diplomas, support, and career potential
The mission of The Excel Center is to provide adults the opportunity and support to earn a high school diploma and post-secondary education while developing career paths that offer greater employment and career growth opportunities. Our schools "meet students where they are" in their education by providing a flexible structure and supportive relationships to help students manage work, life and family concerns as they achieve their educational goals.
Our Vision: Education, support and career potential for adult high school students
Thousands of individuals drop out of high school each year, crippling their career potential as employers seek workers with higher skills and specialization. As part of our commitment to enhance career potential and access to high-growth jobs for high school dropouts, The Excel Center provides effective ways to provide adult high school students in Anderson, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette and Richmond accelerated learning, opportunities for post-secondary education, and individualized career planning.
At all locations of The Excel Center, students develop supportive relationships with staff and classmates to encourage progress and academic engagement. Students often work in teams that meet weekly to offer support, talk about the challenges of balancing school and life circumstances, and celebrate achievements and milestones.