The Excel Center Announces Enrollment Begins Jan. 31

January 26, 2015 |

Memphis, TN – The Excel Center – a new charter high school that will serve Shelby County adults 18 and older – will officially kick off enrollment Jan. 31, School Director Eric H. Cooper announces. Excel Center representatives will be at the Jan. 31 Memphis Charter School Enrollment Fair, and online registration at will open that day.

“We are excited about opening enrollment for this academic program geared to adults,” said Cooper, an educator with more than 15 years of experience as a teacher and school principal. “Shelby County adults who dropped out of school now have the chance to earn their high school diploma and plan for a better future.”

The school will begin classes in August 2015 at 1490 Norris Road, site of the former Norris Road Elementary School. Features of the school include an environment geared to adult learners, day & evening classes, life coaches, a free on-site drop-in center for students’ children, and college and career counseling .

The Memphis Charter School Enrollment Fair will be held at the Pipkin Building, Mid-South Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Jan. 31. Online applications will also be available on the Memphis Goodwill website beginning Jan. 31. The first class will have space for 350 students. Should the number of applications exceed the number of student slots available, a lottery will be held to determine admission.

“We’re looking forward to talking to interested adults at the Enrollment Fair, and encourage anyone who wants to learn more about The Excel Center to visit us that day,” Cooper said. “We also encourage Shelby County adults to visit our website, where they can find information and complete a short on-line intent to enroll form. We will also be announcing several community meetings in the near future.”