The Goodwill Excel Center, the first public charter high school in Texas for individuals over age 26, celebrated its first graduating class on June 26.
“This is a momentous day for these graduates and their families, but more importantly, for our Central Texas community,” said Traci Berry, senior vice president of community engagement and education, Goodwill Central Texas.
“Most of our students came focused on earning their diploma,” Berry continued. “But they are leaving with plans for continued education, technical certifications and career goals, which will impact generational change for our students while enhancing the Central Texas workforce.”
The Goodwill Excel Center offers students aged 19 to 50 the opportunity and support to earn a high school diploma and begin postsecondary education or training. In July, the Sooch Foundation announced it had awarded the Excel Center a $100,000 grant to support occupational training.