Next Excel Center Term Begins April 22, 2019
The Excel Center at Goodwill is a free public high school for adults that provides flexible class schedules, supportive relationships with staff and a life coach who works with students to find solutions for life’s challenges that could hinder progress.
We provide a free drop-in center for child care, transportation assistance, year-round operation to support students as they work toward the goal of earning a diploma. Limited spaces are available.
GIA Excel Center 2018 Inaugural Graduating Class
“Although there are many other programs around the country to help adults get their high school diplomas, the Goodwill Excel model stands out because it accepts students of any age – most other schools cap their enrollment at age 25 or younger – is growing nationally and offers intensive support to overcome the obstacles facing most people trying to go back to school.”
– New York Times.
The Excel Center operates in 8-week terms, offering classes from history, English and math — to industry recognized certifications. The length of time it takes students to graduate depends on how many credits the student earned before leaving high school.
3 Ways to File your Taxes for Free!
1. CALL AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT Trained and certified volunteers will be preparing FREE returns, by appointment only, for individuals making less than $54,000 annually. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Central Arkansas Development Council at (501) 326-6203.
2. VISIT A VITA SITE NEAR YOU If you do not live in the Greater Little Rock Area, you can find a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site near you by visiting irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep.
3. FILE ONLINE There is also a separate program to help some individuals file e-taxes for free! Taxpayers with income below $66,000 in 2018 can file for free online at IRS.gov/FreeFile or MyFreeTaxes.com.
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Color of the Week
The Color of the Week is GREEN. Stop by your local Goodwill location and look for items with green tags for a 50% discount. The color will change Sunday, February 24th.
3 Sterling Silver Bowls by Gorham&Birmingham 398g
Yamaha YCR-231 S Plated Cornet 4 Mouthpieces Case
Men’s Artcarved 14K Gold Wedding Band 4.9grams
Vanquard Waltham 23j Railroad Pocketwatch P/R
The First Graduates of Arkansas’ First Adult High School
Meet the six students who, on December 8th, became the first graduates of Arkansas’s first high school for adults! Congratulations Theresa, Rachel, Halley, Stefan, Trent and Dayshia!
We are accepting applications for the term beginning April 22, 2019. Click here to learn more.
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