Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana announces The Excel Center's and Indianapolis Metropolitan High School’s first day of school for the 2023 - 24 year. Doors open on July 31, 2023, for all 17 central and southern Indiana campuses.
The Excel Center is a one-of-a-kind high school model that allows adults who have previously dropped out of school to pick up where they left off to earn a Core 40 high school diploma. With a fast-paced curriculum and flexible scheduling, students can graduate quickly and prepare for postsecondary pathways.
The Excel Center also offers students free on-site child care, transportation assistance, dual credit courses and industry-recognized certification opportunities — all at no cost.
According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly half a million Hoosiers over the age of 18 lack a high school diploma.
“The Excel Center opens a pathway to higher-wage careers and postsecondary opportunities for adults and families in our communities,” said Betsy Delgado, senior vice president and chief mission & education officer at Goodwill. “Our staff members are uniquely prepared to empower students and partner with community leaders so that Excel Center graduates can translate their Core 40 High School Diploma plus industry-recognized certifications into further education and employment success and economic mobility for themselves and their children.”
Designed to meet the unique needs of students experiencing barriers, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is Goodwill’s high school for traditional-aged students. Similarly to The Excel Center, Indy Met provides student barrier removal services, such as transportation assistance and free, onsite child care.
Indy Met also specializes in providing social-emotional support services for students to learn skills that support healthy development and relationships so that they may be successful in post-secondary careers and educational opportunities.
“Indy Met is uniquely positioned to support Marion County’s most vulnerable students and families,” explained Delgado. “Not only is the model designed to be a best fit for students who deserve individualized support and attention, but our staff is specially trained to empower the entire family unit through health, education and employment opportunities.”
Last school year, The Excel Center and Indy Met…
- Supported 795 graduates to earn a Core 40 high school diploma, totaling over 8,500 historical graduates
- Held a 99.9% college and career readiness rate across all campuses
- Provided 449 industry-recognized certifications and 3,630 dual credits to graduates
Enrollment for The Excel Center and Indy Met is now open for the new school year. Those interested in enrolling can visit excelcenter.org or indianapolismet.org to complete an application.