LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- The Arkansas Board of Education is considering the state's first adult education public charter school.

On Wednesday, the panel considered approval of the application for the state's first adult public charter school.

The Excel Center would be for the Little Rock School District. The school would serve adult students in 9th through 12th grade classes with a maximum enrollment of 125.

Adult students could earn their high school diploma versus the typical GED.

The sponsoring entity for this is Goodwill Industries of Arkansas Incorporated.

"We think that this is the next big step for us as far as getting into education and really making it a big deal for people to see that they can change their lives. And the ability that they have through education to open doors that were previously closed to them,” said Brian Itzkowitz, President and CEO at Goodwill.

The application asks to begin this upcoming school year. It will go before the department of education in November.