About The Excel Center


The Excel Center

The Excel Center® is operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., a not-for-profit organization formed by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.

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. The Excel Center allows students to learn at their own pace and complete their educational requirements throughout the year. 

At all of our locations,  students develop supportive relationships with staff and classmates to encourage progress and academic engagement. Students often work in teams that meet weekly to offer support, talk about the challenges of balancing school and life circumstances, and celebrate achievements and milestones.

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Excel Center Adult High School Student Reading

Our Mission

The Excel Center provides adults the opportunity and support to earn a high school diploma and post-secondary education while developing career paths that offer greater employment and growth opportunities. Our schools “meet students where they are” in their education by providing a flexible structure and supportive relationships to help students manage work, life and family concerns as they achieve their educational goals.

Our Vision

Thousands of individuals drop out of high school each year, impacting their career potential as employers seek workers with higher skills and specialization. As part of our commitment to enhance career potential and access to high-growth jobs for high school dropouts, The Excel Center provides effective ways to provide adult high school students accelerated learning, opportunities for post-secondary education, and individualized career planning.


The Excel Center is operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, the not-for-profit created by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. The Excel Center opened in 2010 with one site in Indianapolis. Since its humble beginnings, The Excel Center has experienced incredible success, with measurable impact in the community, operating 14 sites in Indiana in addition to South Bend and Hammond. In 2013, The Excel Center expanded nationally and is now located in Arkansas, Tennessee, Texas and Washington D.C.

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