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Dear Friends:

A new study is out this week reporting charter schools offer a better return on investment compared to traditional public schools. I agree, and 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana is no exception.

In May, 27% of our graduates will receive a one-year college career certification (nine students) and/or a two-year college associate degree (nine other students) before they graduate from our high school. Yes, these 18 students will participate in two graduation ceremonies–one at Ivy Tech Community College on May 11, and the other at our high school on May 20. As for the rest of our graduating class, they each earned an average of 19 college credits while in our high school. Pretty darn good! Each credit earned represents not only knowledge gained, but experienc and confidence gained, too. And next year’s class is even better!

To put this in perspective, I did some digging and found that only 5.4% of Black graduates in Indiana in 2017 (the latest year data is available) passed one AP exam while in high school. And only 18.3% of all Indiana high school graduates in 2017 passed one AP exam. We have 100% of our 2019 graduating class earning at least three college credits with each earning an average of 19 real college credits on a real college campus.

Is that a good return on investment for the taxpayer? I think so. Remember, we are open enrollment and every college credit and/or career certification is earned free of charge to the student. What if every high school in the country could say they have 27% of their graduating class earning an associate degree (two years of college) and/or a career certification (one full year of college career technical study) while in high school? Yes, it can be done.

We’re just getting started! It’s fun changing the world together!

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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.