The Excel Center

• Tuition Free School for adults 18 and older
• Day & Evening Classes
• Life Coaches & Support Services
• Drop-In Child Care
• Free Transportation Assistance

120,000

adults in Shelby County without a HS Diploma

7,200

High School drop-outs in Memphis each year

28%

Poverty rate in Memphis

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Campus Location

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Campus Location: 1490 Norris Road

Classes began July 20, 2015 at the former Norris Road Elementary. The Excel Center will open in the Crosstown Concourse when completed in 2017.

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Building Success For Students

Day & Evening Classes with accelerated terms

Free Tuition

Every student has a
life coach

Career Certifications for JOBS

Transportation Assistance

Free, on-site
child drop-in center

15%

of adults in the U.S. lack a High School diploma

200%

More likely to live in poverty

$260,000

in lost earnings, taxes and productivity per drop-out in a lifetime

15.2% of adults in the U. S. lack a high school diploma.

In 2011, the unemployment rate for high school dropouts was 14.1%, compared with 9.4% for high school graduates.

Since the early 1970s, the share of jobs for high school dropouts has plunged from about 33% to 11%. As a result, high school dropouts struggle to maintain employment and are more likely to live in unstable families, to receive public assistance, and to be incarcerated.

On average, compared with high school graduates, each dropout costs the U.S. economy $260,000 in lost earnings, taxes, and productivity over his/her lifetime.

Future outcomes (e.g. annual income, unemployment rate) of GED recipients are no better than for high school dropouts. Median earnings of a high school graduate are 41% higher than for a dropout. Adding an industry-recognized certificate to a high school diploma will boost average earnings an additional 27%.

Memphis Need

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28%

Poverty Rate

40%

of those in poverty are “working poor”

22%

of 16-24 year olds are not in school or working

69%

Graduation rate in past 5 years

7,200

HS dropouts in Memphis each year

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