INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Charter Schools Announce New Fellowship

The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation says it is using a $100,000 grant to launch a fellowship program for its charter schools in Indianapolis. The first recipient of the “Superman Fellows” program is expected to be chosen early next year. The initiative is named after the new documentary “Waiting for Superman,” which tracks students waiting to get into charter schools.

Capturing momentum from the new high-profile education reform documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman,’” Indianapolis-based charter school incubator, GEO Foundation, is using a $100,000 grant to fund a “Superman” fellowship to launch charter schools in Indianapolis.

The movie, “Waiting for Superman” details families in need of better education options for their children and shows them waiting to get into the only free school option available other than traditional public schools: charter schools. They are waiting because there aren’t enough seats available – a plight that is common in charter schools.

“GEO’s new Superman Fellows program seeks to prime the pump in Indiana to create new charter schools and also to grow and support the reforms that are taking place by providing new schools where reforms can thrive,” states GEO founder and CEO, Kevin Teasley.

GEO is accepting applications for the Fellowship through the end of the year. It is specially pitching the fellowship to local participants in Teach for America and the New Teacher Project, though other experienced educators and business persons will be considered. The first fellow will be selected early in 2011. Applications should be submitted through the foundation’s website.

“We have already raised $100,000 to fund the first Superman, but we need more than one Superman and therefore we seek to raise further funds for additional ‘Heroes.’ Once selected, we will provide each Superman a year to develop their charter school proposal, submit the application to an authorizer, and then GEO will provide continued support for the school to open and prosper. Though we have no guarantees that the Super Hero will be successful but in this time of dire need for reform, it is a risk worth taking,” stated Teasley.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, GEO Foundation has been making access to quality schools a reality for children since 1998. GEO, as featured in Forbes Magazine, incubates quality charter schools and then supports their growth. All four GEO-sponsored public charter schools are high academic growth schools and feature a unique K-14 model–full day kindergarten all the way through two years of college. GEO Academies provide longer school days and a longer school year to ensure student success. GEO Academies partner with Teach For America, New Teacher Project, and College Summit, too. GEO students graduate from high school with an average of 20 college credits–and this number is growing–earn thousands in academic scholarships and go to college.


Aplica Ahora

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GEO Prep Academy utilizará el sistema en línea EnrollBR para el proceso de inscripción 2021-2022. EnrollBR es un proceso de solicitud común que brinda ayuda a las familias con la correcta elección de la escuela que satisfará las necesidades que sus hijos tengan. Los padres deben seguir las instrucciones a continuación para registrarse para el año escolar 2020-2021.

  1. Haga clic aquí para ir directamente a EnrollBR y comenzar su aplicación.
  2. Necesitará una dirección de correo electrónico. Si no tiene uno, aquí le brendaremos instrucciones para ayudarlo a configurar una cuenta de gmail de Google. Haga clic aquí
  3. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de inscripción ante de, Haga clic aquí

Para el año escolar 2020-2021, GEO Prep Academy inscribirá los grados K – 8o. Las escuelas están ubicadas en:

  • Grados K-2do – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3ro – 8vo Grados – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Para obtener información sobre cómo inscribirse en el actual año escolar, comuníquese con la escuela. Se puede contactar a ambas escuelas al número (225) 927-1500.

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GEO Prep Academy will be utilizing the EnrollBR online system for the 2021-2022 enrollment process. EnrollBR is a common application process that assists families with school choice to meet the needs of their child(ren). Parents should follow the below directions to register for the 2020-2021 school year.

  1. Click Here to go directly to EnrollBR and begin your application.
  2. You will need an email address. If you do not have one, there are instructions to help you set up a Google Gmail Account. Click here
  3. For instructions on completing the enrollment application beforehand, Click Here

For the 2020-2021 school year, GEO Prep Academy will be enrolling grades K – 8. The schools are located at:

  • K-2nd Grades – 4006 Platt, Baton Rouge, LA 70814
  • 3rd – 8th Grades – 2311 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815

For information on enrolling this current school year, please contact the school. Both schools can be contacted at (225) 927-1500.