The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting Enrollment Applications for Term 1 of the 2021-2022 School Year. Classes begin August 3rd at Excel’s Gary and Hammond locations. Applications are accepted at any time throughout each term and new students are integrated into the schedule. Those interested can apply online at: The application is free and takes less than 10 minutes to complete. New students are encouraged to contact The Excel Center for more information and assistance completing their application. Visitors are welcome from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm any day The Excel Center is open. The Excel Center is a free public high school offering adults 18 years and older an opportunity to earn an Indiana Core 40 High School Diploma (not a GED) and college credit or industry certification. Excel Centers are located in Gary at: 4610 West Ridge Road (at the corner of West Ridge and Clark Roads) and in Hammond at: 3438 169 th Street (next to Family Dollar). Classes are conducted by licensed teachers in eight-week sessions and an individual academic plan is developed for each student. Free child care is available and a life coach is assigned to provide guidance on balancing family, work and other priorities. For more information, call: (219) 980-6381 for the Gary location and (219) 844-1911 for the Hammond site.