A LETTER FROM OUR SCHOOL DIRECTOR
The Excel Center staff are making preparations for students to have an option to return to on-site instruction in the school when Term 2 begins on September 14, 2020. We will also continue to offer students the option to complete their coursework remotely, supported by instructors and life coaches like their peers who are choosing to participate in onsite learning.
After reviewing the descriptions of the information outlined in the Blended & Online Learning Options document, current and prospective students will be asked to respond to a brief survey to indicate which learning option is going to be the best fit for them for Term 2 in 2020.
All students who wish to enroll for classes at The Excel Center for Term 2 beginning Sept. 14 must complete this survey by Friday, September 4th, 2020.
It is very important that each student consider which option will help them be most successful in their learning as students will only be permitted to change this selection if extenuating circumstances require it after the start of term.
Students who have additional questions regarding the learning options for Term 2 should contact The Excel Center at
Click here to view a short video about what to expect when you enter the Excel Center if you attend classes on-site or visit the building for any reason.
Greg Wertenberger | School Director
The Excel Center | Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
WHAT IS THE EXCEL CENTER?
The Excel Center® at Goodwill is the first adult high school in Arkansas. It provides students ages 19 and over a second chance to earn a high school diploma. The school is tuition-free to its students, with flexible and accelerated class schedules to meet the needs of working and busy adults. The school also partners with our Trade School, so students may earn industry-recognized credentials concurrently as they earn their high school diplomas.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
The Excel Center focuses on the student’s education and what comes after graduation. Relationships with life coaches and instructors; rigor in completing credits with our accelerated curriculum; facilitated coursework and extended class periods; and relevance through hands-on work experiences set our students on a positive path for a successful future.
Schedules are year-round with eight-week terms to help students earn their diplomas faster.
Full-time and part-time students accepted.
Morning and afternoon class schedules are offered Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Fridays are available for extra tutoring and support.
In the Drop In Center we provide a safe, fun, developmentally appropriate environment full of tender love and care for the children we serve. We do our due diligence to provide comfort and peace to parents while their children are in our care. We meet each child at their level to help them gain new heights alongside their parents by facilitating new experiences and teaching strategies. The Drop In Center uses a guided academic curriculum that will include developmentally appropriate activities. The activities and daily schedules are posted and will be distributed to parents and guardians regularly. We look forward to working with you to set our excellent children up for a successful future.
There is free transportation assistance available, if needed.
Highly qualified instructors facilitate learning in language arts, mathematics, social studies and science.
Every student is assigned a life coach. Life coaches help students overcome life-barriers and personal issues. Coaches keep students engaged and help navigate career or college preparation plans.
STATE REQUIRED INFORMATION
Ask for The Excel Center.
No employee contracts have been executed. All staff are employees of the school district.
School Board Meeting Dates:
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