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The Excel Center

The planned Excel Center, in Rochester NY will be a new, tuition-free high school for adults, that helps students complete their high school education and gain career credentials, launching participants towards success.

We understand that for many people, completing high school during childhood was not possible. The Excel Center meets adults where they are, providing life support such as free childcare, transportation and flexible scheduling, to ensure that all barriers to success are removed.

With the help of Teachers, Life Coaches, College and Career Counselors, Social Emotional Support Staff, and accelerated scheduling, students can take advantage of a flexible, and rigorous program.

We know that many students will 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 the number of credits that were accrued during high school. Students will progress through the program sequentially at a pace that works for them. The goal is not simply a diploma, but to develop the missing academic building blocks so that our students can fully explore their passions, excel within a future profession, and build more satisfying lives.

To learn more about the Excel Center, please visit:

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Welcome to The Goodwill Learning Academy (GLA), a place where we are dedicated to empowering adults, to embark on transformative academic journeys and realize their full potential. At GLA, we understand that education is not a one-size-fits-all path, and that's why we've designed a comprehensive support system centered around our GLA Coaches to provide personalized guidance, resources, and empowerment.

Maybe you are an adult that did not complete high school?

Maybe you started but did not complete college?

Maybe you simply want to return to education.

The Goodwill Learning Academy is the place for you.

To learn more about the Goodwill Learning Academy, please visit:

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Bringing the Excel Center to Rochester requires a change in the law, and we are working hard to make that a reality. In 2022, legislation was introduced by Senator Cooney and Assemblyman Bronson (S3473/A1004).

Help us demonstrate to New York State the support that we have for an Excel Center by signing the petition here: