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!


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.


Featured Stories

Mother Pursues Diploma to Increase Job Opportunities

Dropping out of high school can leave an individual uncertain of their future and unmotivated to pursue new opportunities. However, when Angie Contreras was laid off from her job for eight months and was rejected after 14 job applications, she knew she needed to do...

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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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