Continuing Education

The Excel Center
  • Tuition free high school for adults

  • Free child care while in class

  • Transportation assistance available

  • Life coach 

  • Post high school placement assistance 

  • College credits and/or career certifications 

2721 Kenwood Ave., South Bend, 46628
Phone: (574) 314-5570
Fax: (574) 314-5571

ECHO Teen Parenting
  • For girls up to age 18

  • Free and voluntary

  • Parental consent required

  • Helps participants to earn a high School diploma or GED while successfully parenting their children

  • Case manager meets with participants individually at school or at home, help them set realistic educational goals, and provide them with guidance and encouragement to meet those goals

1817 Miami St, South Bend, 46613

(574) 234-3111 ext. 26

Contact: Nora Bautista

Family Literacy Class
  • Family-oriented GED program for adults, open to any adult 17 years or older, with a child 2 month-5 years old

  • Incorporates preschool and nursery classes, child-development classes, playtime with child

  • Transportation and child care provided

  • No fees

  • No summer classes


South Bend School Corporation GED

Monroe Circle Community Center

626 Western Ave., South Bend, 46601

(574) 283-7505 (ask for family literacy)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:00pm (office hours)

            Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 1:00pm (class hours)

Hope Ministries GED Program
  • Classes offered Monday through Friday

  • Call to enroll or stop by Hope Ministries

432 S. Lafayette Blvd, South Bend, 46601

(574) 235-4150 ext. 241

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 8:00pm

School Age Mothers Program​
  • Moms allowed to stay for up to 3 semesters

  • Alternative program for pregnant high school girls

  • Daycare available 

  • Shorter school day (8:30am – 1:40pm)

  • Transportation available

  • Must live in South Bend School Corp.

  • Enrollment is the 1st two weeks of each semester

245 N. Lombardi, South Bend, 46619

(574) 283-8650

La Casa De Amistad
  • Food pantry- 2:00 pm- 4:45 pm (W)

  • English, computer, GED (Spanish), parenting, and citizenship classes and after-school programs

South Bend Community School Corporation - Bendix

For High School Diploma

  • Clients need to call ahead and register for an info session​


  • Free classes and assessment

  • Anyone age 16-17 attends two orientation sessions, clients age 18 and up attend one three-hour session

  • Students from anywhere in Indiana


3206 Sugar Maple Ct, South Bend

(corner of Bendix in Bendix Building)

(574) 283-7504 (high school diploma)

(574) 283-7505 (GED)

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:00am – 2:30 pm

            Fri, 8:00am – 2:00pm​

YSB Young Mom's Self Sufficiency Program
  • Program for women 16-24 years old to help with self sufficiency goals, includes resources to find assistance with education and GED classes

2222 Lincolnway West, South Bend, 46628

(574) 235-9231

Contact: Shelley Overgaard

Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am – 4:30pm

Bethel College School of Adult Studies
  • Offer associate and bachelor’s degrees

  • Programs specifically for adult learners (23 and over), offered at lower tuition rate in the evening


1001 Bethel Circle, Mishawaka, 46545

(574) 807-7550

1 (800) 422-4251​​​


ITT Tech
  • Undergraduate program

  • GED or H.S. diploma required, admissions test and ACT or SAT and minimum grades also required

  • Offers degrees in information technology, electronics, drafting & design, and criminal justice


17390 Dugdale Dr., South Bend, 46635

(574) 247-8300

1 (877) 474-1926

  • Undergraduate program- variety of majors offered, financial aid and scholarships available, GED or high school diploma required

  • Extended learning programs-wide range of non-credit classes open to anyone (business classes, communication, HR, computer classes for all levels, etc.)

  • High school diploma or GED may or may not be required depending on the class (not required for computer classes)


1700 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, 46615

(574) 520- 4839 (undergrad admissions)

(574) 237-4357 (financial aid)

(574) 520-4261 (extended learning office)

Ivy Tech Community College - South Bend
  • Over 150 Programs in business, fine arts and design, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, public and social services, technology


220 Dean Johnson Blvd., South Bend, 46601

(574) 289-7001, ext. 5325

(574) 674-6919, ext. 5325




Page Index

All Continuing Education resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. Bethel College School of Adult Studies

  2. ECHO Teen Parenting 

  3. Family Literacy Class

  4. Hope Ministries GED Program

  5. ITT Tech

  6. IUSB

  7. Ivy Tech Community College

  8. La Casa de Amistad 

  9. REAL Services Family Development Program

  10. School Age Mothers Program 

  11. South Bend Community School Corp- Bendix

  12. The Excel Center

  13. YSB Young Mom Self-Sufficiency Program