TUITION-FREE
ADULT HIGH SCHOOL

Earn an Indiana Core 40 diploma and prepare for the next step. Ready to get started? Enroll today!

Earn an Indiana Core 40 diploma and prepare for the next step.
Ready to get started? Enroll today!

Congratulations

Class of 2018!

Earn Industry-Recognized
Certifications

The Excel Center positions graduates for college and career paths that offer better-than-average wages.

Earn
College Credits

Students can earn free college credits towards undergraduate degrees. To learn more, visit our Academics page.

Free
Child Care

Free child care is available while students work in class. To learn more, visit our About page.

Individual Support

Licensed instructors and life coaches help remove barriers and offer support. To learn more, visit our About page.

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A Tuition-Free High School for Adults

The Excel Center® is a free public high school that gives adults the opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.

While earning a high school diploma, students earn college credits and a variety of industry-recognized certifications. 

Adult High School Student
Adult High School Student and Teacher

How are we different?

The Excel Center is a free public high school for adults that provides flexible class schedules, supportive relationships with staff and a life coach who works with students to find solutions for life’s challenges that could hinder progress.

We provide a free drop-in center for child care, transportation assistance, extended hours and year-round operation to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma.

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Featured Stories

Adult Education Helped Heather Aim Higher

  When Heather Simmons learned about The Excel Center®, a free high school for adults, she’d been out of high school for 18 years, working in the fast food industry. At 35 years old, she wanted more for herself and her family. “I had been on my own since 15 years old...

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Supporting Family While Earning a Diploma

When Gary Moore was 11 years old, his mother became ill, and he dropped out of school to work and help support his younger sisters. As his siblings grew older, Gary thought he might return to school, until his family suffered more hardship. “After my...

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The Excel Center celebrates 3,000th Graduate

The Excel Center, a unique high school that provides adults the opportunity to earn a Core 40 diploma, plans to celebrate surpassing 3,000 graduates at its winter graduation ceremonies on February 15 and 16. Having opened its first location in...

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