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.

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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

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Enrollment Deadline for September

August 25, 2016, 8:30am - August 25, 2016, 4:00pm

To start classes in September, your application AND transcript must be received by 4 pm on August 25. Applications and/or transcripts received after the deadline will be waitlisted to November.

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New Student Orientation: iExcel

September 8, 2016, 8:30am - September 8, 2016, 12:00pm

iExcel is the final step to become a student at The Excel Center! All students enrolling for September MUST attend iExcel. You are eligible to attend IF you submitted your application AND transcript p...

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Testing Day

September 1, 2016, 4:45pm - September 1, 2016, 6:45pm

All applicants must complete a math, reading, and writing placement test to help determine the best classes for you. Applicants are eligile to attend a Testing Day after submitting both an applicati...

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Testing Day

August 19, 2016, 12:15pm - August 19, 2016, 2:15pm

All applicants must complete a math, reading, and writing placement test to help determine the best classes for you. Applicants are eligile to attend a Testing Day after submitting both an applicati...

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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.