GEO Opens Doors to Real College for Indy’s High School Students Even During Covid-19 Pandemic

Every once in a while, it’s worth sitting back and taking a look at what’s going on around you. Seems like some times we move so fast that we lose track of the progress we are making and we don’t consider the immenseness (is that a word?) of what we are doing.
I got into this battle to help low-income families access quality schools. That was the big goal. But there are lots of other incremental goals that take place along the way to achieving the big goal. One of those goals is having a building to do your work.
So, it is with that in mind, that I present to you the pictures below and above. The picture above is the new home of GEO Foundation on Meridian Street in Indianapolis. We moved in right before the pandemic started last year, then all of us went home. :) Even still, this is quite a long way from my living room where GEO began in 1998.
Below are pictures of the schools we’ve started in Gary, Indianapolis, and Baton Rouge. We now have 10 campuses altogether. Five in Gary, one in Indianapolis, and four in Baton Rouge. Kind of hard to believe, really.
But, when you serve 3,600 students in these cities, you have to have a place for them to learn. And we are not done, yet. We’ve been invited to start more schools in Baton Rouge. And Texas continues to beckon us.
While I appreciate the invitations, the goal remains the same–to provide high quality education to underserved families. The goal is NOT to have a bunch of mediocre schools. Nope! So, we don’t start new schools until our current ones are standing on their own feet and producing great results.
I can tell you that our current schools are doing just that, too. From “Top Gains” schools in Baton Rouge, to our top graduation rates and college and career readiness ratings in Indiana, our schools are kicking it. That’s why more invitations are coming in. Pretty exciting.
For now, I’ll leave it there. Enjoy these pictures. Yes, they are just buildings. But they are more than that in the communities we serve. They are places where hope begins and goals are realized. Not just a proposed PDF plan, but real evidence of great work being done.
Thanks for being our friend throughout all these years. Thanks for believing in us. Let’s keep changing the world together!
Kevin Teasley
Founder & President
GEO Foundation

Dear Friends:

Please plan to join us August 6 (details above) as we cut the ribbon to Indy’s latest and truly most innovative school. Tanya Mckinzie, president of Indiana Black Expo and chair of our school’s board, will share with us why she is so excited about this school and the promise it has for the community.

GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis seeks to go beyond the college exposure and traditional college prep approaches and actually place high school students in real college classes while they are in our high school. Our students will have the opportunity to earn real college degrees including associate and bachelors degrees while in our high school at no cost to them.

We believe in the power of place. Students need to see themselves as real college students by sitting in real college classes and being taught by real college professors. And yes, they need to sit next to other students who don’t look like them, are not the same age, etc. They need to learn self discipline, time management, and how to work with others. Our students do all this in addition to learning the subject matter.

And it’s time for a school like this. Yes, even during a pandemic, it’s time!

In fact, this school is built to be pandemic proof. Our students won’t lose time during the pandemic, they will make better use of their time by being allowed to pursue studies that are above their grade level and age group. Our students at our sister school in Gary do this all the time. In fact, even though they may be in one of Indiana’s poorest communities, our Gary students outperform their peers across the state and many of Indiana’s richest school districts and private schools in terms of college and career readiness.

We are really pleased to partner with Indiana Black Expo, Ivy Tech, IUPUI, and Marian University to open this school and really look forward to our students earning real college credits and career certifications this year. We already have our first IUPUI student, too.

Join us August 6 to meet our school board, our spectacular school leader Kelli Marshall, and our staff (below right). Kelli (below left) is truly one of Indiana’s finest educators! She has more than 20 years of experience in schools and most recently was the superintendent of the Tindley Network and director of the Indianapolis office of Instructional Partners. She is now GEO’s Indiana Chief Academic Officer. And she is doing a bang up job! Our schools are better prepared than they have ever been.

Yes, it’s fun changing the world together! Join us. You will be glad you did!


Kevin Teasley
GEO Foundation

Aplica Ahora (2021-2022)

Grade Level

GEO Next Generation High School 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 2021-2022.

  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 2021-2022, GEO Next Generation High School inscribirá los grados 9-10. La escuela está ubicada en 2355 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815. Para obtener información sobre cómo inscribirse en el actual año escolar, comuníquese con la escuela al numero telefónico (225) 314-2044.

Apply Now (2021-2022)

Grade Level

GEO Next Generation High School 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 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 school year, GEO Next Generation High School will be enrolling grades 9-10. The school is located at 2355 N. Sherwood Forest Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70815. For information on enrolling this current school year, please contact the school at (225) 314-2044.