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The Helms Academy-Stratford

Listing Last Update: September 17, 2020


222 S. White Horse Pike
Stratford , NJ 08084

Primary Contact

Danielle Fithian

(856) 566-5375 Ext:2 or 3

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills
  • To improve my workforce skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

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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.

HiSET exam also offered at this location. Dates and times vary. Please visit for more information.

Mission Statement

Since 1948, Goodwill Industries of Southern NJ & PA's mission is to help individuals with disabiliites and disadvantages to achieve their fullest potential and economoic independence through the power of meaningful work. We provide education, job training and career services that help individuals to secure competitive jobs in the community. All of Goodwill's services are geared toward increasing the employment opportunities and occupational capabilities of the consumer so that they can achieve greater independence, dignity and self-esteem.

Hours of operation: Monday- Friday 9-8 pm (hours vary by day)

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

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".

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

The Helms Academy has four locations: Stratford, NJ; West Philadelphia, PA; North Philadelphia, PA; Maple Shade, NJ; Toms River, NJ

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