GEO High School Students Not Letting Covid Drag Them Down

As the country continues to confront learning loss caused by Covid, I’m proud to report all GEO schools are open and in-person teaching. Our schools are the safest place for our students and staff. We’ve installed new filtration systems, new virus-killing lighting, increased cleaning, and we observe social distancing, etc. I’m extremely proud to share that our students and staff fully support in-person learning, too.

Now, what’s happening in the schools? We are accelerating, baby!

In every GEO school–Baton Rouge, Gary and Indianapolis–we have more students taking college courses this semester compared to their first semester. Next Gen Baton Rouge jumped from 63 students in the first semester to 90 students this semester taking real college classes. That’s about a third of our entire high school population in Baton Rouge. Next Gen Indy jumped from 61 to 72 students (almost half our student population) taking real college classes this semester. And in Gary, 21st Century Charter jumped from 114 students last semester to 176 students this semester taking college classes (again, nearly half our high school student population). We even have 12 8th graders who have qualified to start taking their first intro to college courses. How about that?

All of these numbers are important but remember, there are real students behind each number. Real families. Real stories of triumph. Stories of students who have people who believe in them (us) and their intelligence and their abilities to excel. We had six students make the Ivy Tech Dean’s list in Gary last semester, too. How about that?

Clearly, our efforts are contagious, too. The increase in numbers catching the college fever is great. I’m not talking Covid, baby! This is real COLLEGE!!

And, in addition to these numbers, GEO’s Gary school just received a prestigious endorsement from the University of Indianapolis’s Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) for our early college program. We are the 4th charter school in the state to earn this endorsement and one of only 42 schools in the entire state to earn it. CELL is the only organization in the state empowered by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education to “endorse” early college high schools in the state.

We do early college for many reasons. First, it works for our students. Students need and enjoy the real college experience (this includes career certification programs, too). They benefit from more than learning the information in their classes, too, as they also learn life skills–time management, self discipline, how to work with others. This builds their confidence in completing college and/or career certifications. It also gives them reason to graduate from high school in the first place.

To that end, our Gary school has the best on-time graduation rate in Gary. The school posted a 90% graduation rate for 2021 compared to the local school district’s 60%. Our graduation rate is 3rd best among all charters in Indiana serving a similar population, too.

Our early college program is empowering students, getting them to graduate on time, and to do so with a serious number of college credits and degrees in their pocket. That saves them time and money and saves taxpayers dollars, too. It builds a better, more productive community for us all, too.

I’m stoked for 2022. Can’t wait to see all the growth this year.

Thanks for your continued friendship and support.

Sincerely,

Kevin Teasley
Founder & President
GEO Foundation

Aplica Ahora

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GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis utilizará el sistema en línea Inscríbete Indy para el proceso de inscripción 2021-2022. Inscríbete Indy 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 necesitan seguir las instrucciones a continuación para registrarse para el año escolar 2021-2022.

  1. Haga clic aquí para ir directamente a la página de nuestra escuela.
  2. Haga clic en   la esquina superior derecha para seleccionar como su “favorita” y comenzar el proceso de solicitud.
  3. Serás redirigido al Portal Inscríbete Indy. Allí configurará una cuenta y comenzará a llenar su aplicación.
  4. Necesitará un correo electrónico. Si no tiene uno, aquí le brindamos instrucciones que le ayudaran a configurar una cuenta de gmail de Google. Haga clic aquí
  5. Para obtener instrucciones sobre cómo completar la solicitud de inscripción ante de, Haga clic aquí

Para el año escolar 2021-2022, GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis estará matriculando los grados 9o-11o. La escuela está ubicada en 4002 N. Franklin Road, Indianápolis, IN 46236. Para obtener más información para inscribirse en este año escolar actual, comuníquese con la escuela al numero de teléfono (317) 608-6220.

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GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis will be utilizing the Enroll Indy online system for the 2021-2022 enrollment process.  Enroll Indy 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 2021-2022 school year.

  1. Click Here to go directly to our school’s page.
  2. Click the top right to select us as your “favorite” and begin the application process.
  3. You will be redirected to Enroll Indy Portal.   There you will set up an account and begin your application
  4. 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
  5. For instructions on completing the enrollment application beforehand Click Here

For the 2021-2022 school year, GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis will be enrolling grades 9-12.  The school is located at 4002 N. Franklin Road, Indianapolis, IN  46236.  For information on enrolling this current school year, please contact the school at (317) 608-6220.