A High School for Adults

The Excel Center is a high-quality, free public school in South Bend, Indiana. For adults looking for a tuition-free school that provides a high school diploma, The Excel Center is an excellent choice. The school also pays tuition costs for students to earn industry-recognized certificates or begin undergraduate degrees at Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana University, IUPUI, and higher-learning institutions.

Prospective students and staff

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Important Dates for July Enrollment

Now Accepting Applications for July The Excel Center is now accepting applications for July enrollment, and there are several important dates & times to be aware of. Deadline to Submit Application & Transcript: Thursday, June 2 by 4 pm Testing Days (you must... read more

Open House & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Photos of the staff hang on the wall in the lobby. Debie Coble, CEO of Goodwill Industries of Michiana, speaks to Rolla Baumgartner, Chairman of the Goodwill LEADS Board, which oversees The Excel Center. Two Goodwill LEADS Board Members, Rolla Baumgartner and Bishop... read more


Tomorrow we'll cap off spirit week with Carnival Day! Bring some spending money for cotton candy/popcorn (minimum donation of 50 cents). Limited supply of spirit bracelets available ($1 each). ... See MoreSee Less

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Students & staff kickin' off the day in style! ... See MoreSee Less

It's crazy day at school today! #spirtweek

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Nerd Day was a big hit & brought out our staff's true character. Can't wait to see what fun tomorrow brings! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Excel Center South Bend added an event. ... See MoreSee Less

Excel Graduation

June 7, 2016, 6:00pm - June 7, 2016, 7:30pm

Our 1st graduating class will receive their diplomas in a ceremony at Faith Apostolic. Come support them as they move forward into the next phase of their futures! Graduates, please arrive by 5:00 pm...

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Flexible, individual, and balanced.

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, The Excel Center allows students to learn at their own pace and complete their educational requirements throughout the year.