GEO’s 21st Century Charter Bests Indiana’s Graduation and College and Career Readiness Rates

January 3, 2019

Dear Friends:

The state released official/audited graduation rates for 2018 yesterday and our graduation rate of 93.94% beat Indiana’s statewide graduation rate of 88% by almost six points. And yes, our graduation rate is the best in Gary, Indiana. The state also reported 79.42% of all Black students in Indiana graduated on time. Of course, we beat that, too.

We are pleased to see that our graduation rate has held up even though we have intentionally increased our rigor and expectations, too. No school in Gary compares with our college and career readiness (CCR) rate. Due in large part to our partnership with Ivy Tech, our current CCR rate is 80.5%, the next closest school posted a 57% CCR rate. Our CCR rate not only surpasses the state average of 67%, it surpasses all area schools including elite private schools. So you can see that we tower above all area schools and the state as a whole.

I think our model, our rigor, and clear focus on providing students real college experience is proving it works and the fact that we have nearly 500 students on our wait list (without us advertising) shows the community wants more of what we are doing. I’m excited for our students and our community in Gary, Indiana.

Yes, it’s fun changing the world together!
Sincerely,

Kevin Teasley

President

GEO Foundation

317-694-9985

Twitter: @teasleygeo

 

P.S: The picture above shows the contrast between yesterday’s Gary and today’s Gary. 21st Century Charter School (on the right) represents a fresh start. We are proud to be in Gary, Indiana and to work with such great people and leaders. We count Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson as one of our best friends and she is doing a terrific job renewing ALL of Gary. We are proud to partner with her and her administration.

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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.