Blindness, Sickle Cell Anemia, Born Prematurely, and the Pandemic…Nothing Stops Our Students

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. True. But in this case, the above picture doesn’t tell the whole story. And what a story these students tell. I took the photo when I was in Gary recently. I love these students and thought I knew these students pretty well. But I was very wrong.

Several of these students have overcome obstacles to success that you can’t imagine. And you won’t see in the picture. One overcame sickle cell anemia. She was homebound for four years. We served her at her house during this time. Another fought off blindness. Another was born prematurely and was told he would never be able to tie his shoes. They all had to weather through the pandemic, too. Through all this, these students succeeded!

The students above are many, not all, of our students who are earning a full associate degree and/or career certifications prior to graduating from our high school. They will participate in the Ivy Tech Community College graduation ceremonies May 14 and then our high school graduation ceremony May 23.

And while these are our Gary students, we have similar stories in Indianapolis and Baton Rouge. One of our Indianapolis students told me he never thought he would go to college. Today, he’s a junior and he’s earned more than 30 college credits already and is planning to go to college. Two young ladies in Baton Rouge told me the same thing, but today, they have 24 and 30 college credits. Each of these students will complete a full associate degree prior to graduating from our high schools. Two of the students in the picture above are on track to complete a full bachelor’s degree from IUN and PurdueNW prior to graduating from our high school.

Yes, I’m inspired. This is why I get up every day. It is fun to see students grab on to an opportunity to better themselves and succeed. And succeed they do!

Thanks for your friendship!

 

Sincerely,

Kevin Teasley

Founder & President

 

GEO Foundation

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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
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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
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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.