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Helping People Earn a High School Diploma…A Guaranteed ROI


In the past, if an individual dropped out of high school and wanted to earn their diploma later in life, they enrolled in night school. Today, because of drastic cuts in funding, night school is virtually nonexistent. And while other institutions offer classes to earn a high school diploma, they often come with a hefty price tag. This has left many adults 18 years and older who have left traditional secondary education with nowhere else to turn. That is until the opening of The Helms Academy, powered by Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia and its collegiate partners. By making an investment in The Helms Academy, you help individuals to aspire, advance and achieve success in today’s ever-evolving competitive workforce–earning a guaranteed return on your investment (ROI)

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About The Helms Academy

  • The Helms Academy is operated by Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & Philadelphia in partnership with Rowan University/Rowan College of South NJ, Temple University, Camden County College, the Community College of Philadelphia and others.
  • It offers free general adult education and employment services that help individuals fulfill the necessary academic requirements to get their high school diploma while simultaneously earning up to 30 college credits.  We also offer English as a Second Language Services (ESL).
  • Flexible scheduling including online learning 24-7 is offered. Through The Helms Academy, students can focus on their education, while also developing a career path with the help of our job development and placement services.

The Need


The Helms Academy has dramatically changed the lives of many individuals living in the South Jersey-Philadelphia communities.

The Helms Academy staff really care about you and this makes a huge difference if you succeed or not. Now, I have a chance at a better future. Thank you, Goodwill, for a wonderful program that has changed my life.

Nancy Lafferty

The Helms Academy helped me realize that if you surround yourself with the right people and work hard, you can do whatever you set your mind to. I am well on my way now.

Ashley Hanna