NewsLocal News / January 17, 2014

Goodwill's Excel Center In National Spotlight For Efforts To Help Adult Dropout Students

Goodwill is known for its charitable resale stores, but Goodwill of Central Indiana has expanded their mission to help give high school dropouts a second chance at graduation. PBS NewsHour's April Brown reports on the program's approach to education.2014-01-17T00:00:00-05:00

An Indianapolis charter school helping adults earn their high school diplomas was recently in the national spotlight.  

The Excel Center was featured on PBS' "NewsHour" on January 16.

The school was created by Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, Inc. in 2010, and was the first charter school in the state to provide adults an opportunity to earn their high school diploma and begin post-secondary education tuition-free. The program is now offered at nine locations and serves 320 students in Indianapolis, Anderson, Kokomo, Lafayette and Richmond.

Here's the report from NewsHour:

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