The Goodwill Excel Center, the first public charter high school in Texas for individuals over age 26, has just honored two graduates with diplomas. The charter school, which opened its doors to 150 students on August 18, allows 19- to 50-year-old students to enroll with any number of earned credits from high school.
At the charter school, students earn a high school diploma and develop career paths in sectors of the local economy offering high employment and growth opportunities.
“Both of my parents dropped out of high school,” said Dr. Billy Harden, head of the school. “As a child, I saw firsthand the vital impact education can have as both of my parents chose to return to school to attain higher education and job training while raising four kids. To further their legacy, I’m helping other Central Texans return to school and achieve their education and career goals.”
For more information about Goodwill Central Texas, visit goodwillcentraltexas.org.