The ExCEL Program, Hardin County School District's Teen Parent/Child Development Program housed at John Hardin High School, is available to students enrolled in the Hardin County School District. To receive the services, the student must be enrolled at John Hardin High School.
If the student is currently attending Central Hardin or North Hardin High School, arrangements can be made to transfer to John Hardin High School to participate in this program.
The objectives of the ExCEL Program are:
1) to provide a drop-out prevention program for new teen mothers
2) to model quality programming for children from birth to age four
The Goals of the ExCEL program at John Hardin High School are to:
1) To assist teen mothers toward the completion of a high school education.
2) To help teen parents meet the challenges of parenthood in a manner that will secure a healthy future
for themselves and their children.
3) To provide a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children enrolled in John Hardin
High School's ExCEL Program.
4) To provide support services, inclusive of on-site child development center, a teen parent support
group and access to community resources that foster the physical, emotional, social and intellectual
development of parent and child.
Students at Central Hardin or North Hardin High School interested in participating in the ExCEL Program should contact one of the guidance counselors at their school.
Services provided by the program include:
A licensed child development facility located on the John Hardin High School
A teen parenting course designed to address the specific needs of each enrollee.
Assistance with in identification and access to community support.
Transportation to and from school for parent and child, if needed.
A teen parent support group with activities designed to address individual
concerns of each student.
The ExCEL Program is only open on days that Hardin County Schools are in session.
8:15a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
ExCEL Program Staff:
Sarah P. Banker, Assistant
Diane Heath, Assistant
Lois Merry, Assistant