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!

Excel Center Now Open

The Excel Center in Clarksville, IN is now open!
Visit Clarksville's campus page to learn more.

Earn Industry-Recognized

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

College Credits

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

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.


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

Meet Graduate Denise Floyd

Denise Floyd enrolled at The Excel Center when she was nearly 30 years old. She had previously left high school after falling behind in her classes. Denise supported her family working various odd jobs, but she wanted a career. “I realized that without my high school... read more

Chevon Maddix Graduation Speech, Class of 2017

The Excel Center recognized its 2016-17 graduates in ceremonies across central and southern Indiana this past January. They join more than 2,300 other graduates throughout central Indiana who’ve also received a Core 40 high school diploma from The Excel Center. Chevon... read more

Sisters Graduate Together at The Excel Center

When Alia Schleppenbach enrolled at The Excel Center in Lafayette in April 2016, she had no idea her mother would pass away just a few months later. Alia left a private high school when she was 16 years old. She had been bullied by other students and could no longer... read more