Excel Center Academic Experience

Primary Pillars

The Goodwill Excel Center focuses on building relationships with its students, and ensuring a relevant and rigorous program. Additionally, we ensure that all students receive:

  • Academic instruction that fits their specific needs
  • A focus on college and career readiness
  • A coaching program that works with them to identify barriers to their education, providing creative ways to keep students engaged in their learning

Student Support

An Academic Success Coach is assigned to work with every student to help monitor academic progress. “Coaches” support students by addressing needs such as transportation, childcare, housing, health and family situations.

All Excel Center students can take advantage of:

  • Transportation Assistance
  • Free on-site childcare at The Goodwill Excel Center, Child Development Center operated by the YMCA
    (If the demand for spaces in the child development center exceeds the available spaces we will generate a wait list for students.)
  • Job Placement Services
  • College Counseling Services

Student Benefits

Flexible Schedules

  • School is open mornings and afternoons, year round, and classes can be scheduled to fit each student’s individual need
  • 8 week terms and longer class periods are designed to accelerate credit attainment
  • No classes on Fridays, but all students have the option to receive additional support from instructors and academic success coaches

Earned Credentials

  • Earn a high school diploma, not a GED
  • Earn industry recognized credentials to help prepare for careers

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Learning Structure & Goals

Goodwill Excel Center students receive academic and personal instruction Monday through Thursday. Optional support provided on Fridays. Students take classes in all key high school content areas, leading to a high school diploma.

The Excel Center curriculum and course work ensures students are building skills, and mastering content to ensure that they are prepared for 21st century job readiness.

The Excel Center curriculum has four goals:

  • Teach the necessary content and skills to grant students a high school diploma
  • Develop the higher skills needed for success in modern careers
  • Teach specific courses in a career pathway to provide students with a certification or college credit
  • Prepare students for success in life and for active participation in their communities

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Student Handbook

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

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Application Process Our admissions process is quick and easy!

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  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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