The Helms Academy-West Philadelphia

The Helms Academy-West Philadelphia

NLD ID #89649
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Contact Information

3509 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia , NJ 19104

Primary Contact

Amy Ballard

(215) 571-4011

Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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Program Overview

The Helms Academy was designed for adults, 18 and older who have left traditional secondary education and are unable to return due to age and/or circumstance. At The Helms Academy we provide Adult General Education Development, life-coaching, job development and placement, and wrap-around support services resulting in a High School Diploma, dual earned college credit, access to financial aid to further the individual's education and employment.

COVID-19 Update: Distance learning available at this time. Please contact the site coordinator for more information.

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Cost Info

Goodwill's Helms Academy provides a 100% tuition FREE way to earn your high school diploma while simultaneously earning up to 30 college credits.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"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 because of The Helms Academy. Thank you for a wonderful program that has changed my life".

This program listing was last updated: September 17, 2020.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Study for my high school equivalency exam
  • Learn English
  • Improve my math skills
  • Improve my technology skills
  • Improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • In-person
  • Online