Quality Adult Education in Lafayette, IN

If you’re an adult who needs a high school diploma in Lafayette, Indiana, The Excel Center is a school for adults offering free tuition and books as well as the flexibility adults need to balance work, school, and family.

  • Free child care on-site for children age 6 weeks through 12 years makes going back to school easier.
  • Free City Bus passes help you make it to class even if you don’t have a car or extra money for transportation.
  • Free dual credit with Ivy Tech and professional certifications in areas like CNA, welding, and pharmacy technician put you on a path for success in higher education and your career.

At The Excel Center, you get the best adult education Lafayette, IN has to offer.  Our staff is dedicated to your success and helping you to achieve your goals.  As a public school for adults, we are committed to three core values:

  • We commit to support and advise you in your education, career, and life goals so that you can BELIEVE in yourself.
  • We offer a rigorous Core 40 curriculum, dual credit classes, and professional certifications so that you can get your high school diploma and ACHIEVE your academic and career goals.
  • We equip you with the academic, professional, and personal skills you need to EXCEL in higher education and your career.

Are you an adult looking for a way to earn your high school diploma in Lafayette, Indiana? Choose success with The Excel Center adult high school.


Lafayette Celebrates Largest Graduating Class

Check out photos from the fall 2014 ceremony here, and follow links below to read student speeches.

Jhosemelin Maxson, 25, completed requirements for his diploma in just under a year. Jhosemelin earned a forklift certification and college credit for an early childhood education course. He also maintained perfect attendance. For him, this was preparation for college. Jhosemelin has already been accepted to the Art Institute of Chicago where he recently began classes. Read his speech...

Kasey Hill, 24, also accelerated her education in Lafayette, earning her diploma in less than a year. Kasey, the class valedictorian, dropped out of high school when she became pregnant at 16. She tried getting her GED, but needed a structured learning environment. With face-to-face instruction, she maintained an impressive 3.9 GPA at The Excel Center. Kasey is currently pursuing a nursing assistant certification at The Excel Center as she plans to pursue employment in the medical field and enroll in the nursing program at Ivy Tech. Read her speech...


Graduates prepare for college and careers


On Friday, October 3,The Excel Center recognized 30 graduates who met state standards for a high school diploma and have earned college credit and/or a professional certification. Many are pursuing post-secondary education, and others have begun new careers.



By the numbers
-Thirteen graduates will pursue post-secondary degrees; the cohort has already earned 64 college credits.
-Graduates earned 21 certifications:
             -15 for forklift operation
             -Five in early child development
             -One for pharmacy technician
-Nineteen graduates earned full-time employment or a higher wage as result of earning their diploma and/or certification.


Graduate Finds Job with New Diploma

With a diploma and the help of Goodwill's TalentSource, Tom Baer is now employed full-time with Alorica. 

Tom recently accepted a customer service position with Alorica. His offer came just three weeks after graduation. He plans to attend Ivy Tech in the fall of 2015, and then transfer to Purdue University to study computer science and mathematics. 

Tom enrolled when the school opened in 2013 and graduated in May of 2014. "I saw it as a necessity. You can't get by without a high school diploma," said Tom. 

He also earned 12 dual credits and an Early Childhood Education certificate at The Excel Center.     


Kelly Achieves Academic & Career Goals in Lafayette 

Kelly's reasoning to return to school was simple--to advance in her career or obtain more education, she needed a high school diploma. One of the first students to earn a professional certification (Pharmacy Tech) at The Excel Center in Lafayette, Kelly is on pace to complete her diploma in less than a year. She admits it was hard work, but says, "it is all worth it."



Students Earn Forklift, HIRE Tech & Pharmacy Tech Certifications


Students Earn Forklift, HIRE Tech & Pharmacy Tech Certifications