Academics at the Excel Center

Accelerated Curriculum

The Excel Center® is an accredited, tuition-free high school operated by MERS Goodwill of Missouri.

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.

Excel Center 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.

Columbia Excel Center students and teacher in class

Our registrar will help you to access your high school transcripts so that you will only need to take classes that you need to earn your high school diploma. We offer classes in language arts, math, science and social studies, and provide support to students with tutoring to improve reading and math skills. Click here to view our 2021-2022 academic calendar.

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At the Excel Center, students will be able to work towards career certifications while completing their high school diploma.

College Planning

Students may be able to enroll in dual credit courses to begin their career pathway or post-secondary education.

Lifelong Learning

“It’s not only a school. The Excel Center gave me resources for job placements, and the staff helps you with resumes.”

Wesley Warner, 2017 Graduate of The Excel Center in Kokomo

Life Coaching

Each student is assigned a life coach. Our life coaches are compassionate and trained professionals who address life barriers and issues that may have caused students to drop out of high school in the past. Coaches are responsible for keeping students engaged and motivated to earn their high school diploma. Individual Education Plans for each student are developed by our life coaches.

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