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The Helms Academy Adult High School

The College, in partnership with Goodwill Industries and Drexel University’s Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, offers free courses to adults seeking to attain their high school diploma while simultaneously earning college credits.

Instruction is held at Drexel’s Dornsife Center located in the heart of West Philadelphia’s Promise Zone neighborhood.


Adults 18 and over who disengaged from traditional secondary education and are unable to return due to age and/or circumstance.

Program Details

While enrolled in this program, participants receive life skills training, job search and placement assistance, and other supportive services.


Goodwill Website

Dornsife Center Website