130 adults graduate with high school diploma

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Excel Center is set to graduate its third largest class during a ceremony this weekend.

The state’s only adult charter school, the center will see 130 students walk across the stage Saturday.

The students range in age from 18 to 60 years old.

“Graduation is a great moment for the graduates and Excel teachers and staff. These students worked hard to meet the degree requirements all while managing families, transportation issues and job schedules,” said Candis Dawson, the interim school director.

The school allows students to pick up where they left off and offers a variety of assistance like transportation, a child care center, life coaches and even career planning.

Graduation will be held this Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Preparatory High School.