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About The Goodwill Excel Center

The Goodwill Excel Center is a unique, tuition-free adult charter high school that awards industry recognized certifications and high school diplomas, not GEDs, to adult learners in the District.

We support the whole student, and respond to the fact that life commitments and circumstances can often stop people from continuing their high school education.

With the help of Academic Success Coaches, College and Career Counselors, high quality instructors, and flexible scheduling, students can take advantage of a flexible, rigorous, and relevant program.

Understanding that many students may come into the program with varying skills having been out of the classroom for some time, our courses are designed to meet students where they are regardless of level. Students will progress and earn credits in eight week terms held year round.

The Goodwill Excel Center Mission

The mission of the Goodwill Excel Center is to transform lives through the attainment of a high school diploma and industry certifications leading to sustainable, living wage careers.

The Goodwill Excel Center Vision

The vision of the Goodwill Excel Center is to build a community where people are empowered to improve their life and family through the achievement of academic and career goals.

Excel Center History

In an effort to boost education attainment levels in Indiana, in 2010 Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana created the Excel Center. Excel Centers are diploma-granting public charter high schools designed to fit the life circumstances of adults.

The model has expanded and is now being implemented by Goodwills in Austin, TX, Memphis, TN, South Bend, IN, and the District of Columbia.

Click here to see the DC Public Charter School Board school profile that includes school transparency documents for DC Scholars

Student Handbook

Download The 2019-2020 Excel Center Student Handbook (PDF)

Special Education link
Excel Center Student Poetry and Prose
Excel Center Student
Poetry and Prose

Excel Center Student Poetry and Prose

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The Excel Center Difference We support the whole student, and respond to the fact that life commitments, and circumstances can often stop people from continuing their high school education. We do this by offering...

Transportation Assistance

Transportation Assistance
We support our students in getting to class.

Child Development Center

Child Development Center
Free child care while you're attending class.

Flexible Class Schedules

Flexible Class Schedules
Class schedules tailored to each student’s situation.

Application Process Our admissions process is quick and easy!

Apply Today!

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Submit the online application.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email upon application submission.

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Contact Us & Location Questions about The Goodwill Excel Center? Let us know.

Contact Us

The Goodwill Excel Center
1776 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Give Us a Call
(202) 839-3650

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(The Goodwill Excel Center entrance is located on 18th Street.)

2 blocks from Farragut North & 1 block from Farragut West Metro Stations
On the Metro Bus 80 route.

The Goodwill Excel Center Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students

The Goodwill Excel Center, Public Charter School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial assistance and other school-administered programs.

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