High Flyers in Gary? Where Are They Now?

On December 30, 2018, the Chicago Tribune ran an article(click that link) titled, “High Flyers seek College Degrees While in High School.” The picture from the article is above and features Erin Lewis, Shania McDonald, Kyleah Martin, Lillian Santana and Abram Lewis. Well, where are they in terms of meeting their goal of earning college degrees while in high school?

Was it just a lot of talk? Nope!

Erin earned her associate degree before starting her junior year in high school and will be five credits short of a full bachelors from Purdue NW before graduating from our high school this May. Shania and Kyleah, a year younger than Erin, completed their associate degrees before starting their second semester of their junior year this year. Lillian will have a full year of college under her belt prior to starting her senior year and is on track to finish her associate’s before graduating from our high school in 2022. And Abram, the youngest (he was in 7th grade in the picture above), is now a freshman and will have 13 college credits by the end of his freshman year. He plans to follow in his sister’s footsteps and complete his associate by the end of his sophomore year and finish his bachelor’s before graduating in 2024.

We are so excited for these “high flyers” for so many reasons. First, these are great accomplishments on their own. Second, they show others in our schools what can be done with hard work by them and support from our school. Indeed, we now have more than 50% of our students taking college level classes while in our high school. Pretty cool!

This is what happens when a school truly believes in all students being able to go to college and that same school helps students prepare for and succeed in college. That’s what we do!

Happy New Year!


Kevin Teasley


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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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.