Gary Mayor and Ivy Tech Chancellor Show Support for GEO’s 21st Century Charter School Expansion Mayor Says Street Name Change to “Education Way” May Be in Order

Dear Friends:

Last week, I reported there is a study out saying charter schools provide a great return on investment. Well, since then, the Indiana Higher Education Commission published a new report that provides even more evidence that 21st Century Charter is indeed providing a great return on investment.

According to the report, 21st Century Charter School ranks in the top 19% of the state in preparing students to head off to college and NOT need remediation, with only 7% of our graduates needing any remediation. And, our students are in the top 19% of the state in terms of earning the most college credits while in high school. Our graduating class of 2019 earned an average of 19 college credits each. And, 18 of our students are in the top 5% of the state having earned more than 30 college credits each; 9 earned career certifications and 9 earned a full two-years of college while in our high school.

All of these college credits are earned free of charge by the students. They put in the hard academic work, we pay the freight.

Pictured above are most of our 18 one-year and two-year college students (four were in class). They were on hand at our press conference yesterday in Gary when we held an event with Ivy Tech Chancellor Louie Gonzalez and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson (in the group shot below) to discuss the transition of the former Ivy Tech Gary campus to GEO.

The demand for our program is growing in NW Indiana. In fact, we have more than 500 students on our waitlist. Families want their high school students to gain real college experience while in high school and we are happy to provide them that opportunity.

Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson suggested we may need to rename 35th Avenue in Gary to “Education Way” given that IU Northwest, Ivy Tech, 21st Century Charter and the Gary Career Center are all located on the street and are within blocks of eachother. Pretty neat idea.

The press was out in force to cover the story and filed two stories. Click on this linkto read the Gary Post Tribune article and click on this Linkto read the Northwest Indiana Times article.

We are grateful to the Mayor (pictured bottom) and to Ivy Tech for their continued support. And, as the Mayor likes to say, we are glad to help “change the narrative” about Gary, Indiana. We are honored to work with some of the best people in the world in Gary, Indiana.

It’s fun changing the world together!



Aplica Ahora

Grade Level

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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Grade Level

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.