Baton Rouge Mayor Welcomes GEO Next Gen High School

Yesterday was a great day in Indianapolis! Six students from GEO’s 21st Century Charter School in Gary, Indiana and three students from GEO Next Generation High School Indianapolis, met with the state’s top education leaders including Secretary of Education Katie Jenner and Indiana Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers. Our students gathered to share their achievements earning college credits and degrees while in our high schools.
 
The students also met with Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston, Senate Minority Leader Greg Taylor, Gary’s Senator Eddie Melton, and Senate Education Committee Chair Jeff Raatz.
 
We had freshmen who have earned seven credits already, sophomores who have earned 18 college credits, and juniors and seniors who have already earned a full associate degree while in our high schools speak to the leaders about their accomplishments and future plans after high school.
 
Commissioner Lubbers recently released a report showing that only 14 percent of Indiana high school students earn more than 24 college credits while in high school. More than 34% of the Class of 2021 at 21st Century Charter School have earned more than 24 college credits with 10% having earned a full associate degree. Next Gen Indy is just getting started but already has 36% of its students completing college credits and on the path to complete their associate degree, too.
 
If you think I’m excited, I am. Why? Because I’m not talking about what might happen. I’m talking about what IS happening. We made promises years ago. Today, those promises are coming to fruition.
 
Sincerely,
 
Kevin Teasley
Founder & President
GEO Foundation
 
P.S. Above is a picture of Commissioner Teresa Lubbers and Education Secretary Katie Jenner with our students from Gary and Indianapolis.

Dear Friends:

Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome (above and below) joined the Board of Directors for GEO Academies earlier this week to cut the ribbon on our fourth campus opening in the past five years. This time, we cut the ribbon for GEO Next Generation High School of Baton Rouge. This is an $11 million, state-of-the-art new construction building in NE Baton Rouge made possible by our partnership with New Schools for Baton Rouge, the Schola Fund, and Civic Builders.

The building is an exclamation point to dramatic growth in both enrollment and academic achievement at GEO Academies over the past five years. The network’s first school started with 150 students in grades K-3 in 2015, and now has three schools on four campuses serving 1,600 students in grades K-10 today (the network will add 11th and 12th grade over the next two years). All are “top gains” schools, too.

The network’s board of directors is led by the great Linda Johnson, former BESE (State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education) Chair, and longtime Baton Rouge leader and resident. Linda visited our Gary school back in 2014 and worked hard to bring our model to the Bayou State.

“If we are serious about achieving equity in education, we must focus 100% of our budgets and our energies on helping our most vulnerable children not only graduate from high school on time, but do so fully prepared to go to college and complete college,” Linda said at the ribbon cutting. I couldn’t agree more! Go Linda!!!

GEO’s students in Gary, Indiana outperform many of the state’s richest (and whitest) school districts in terms of college and career readiness as measured by Indiana’s Department of Education. And many graduate from high school with real college associate degrees and career certifications, too. That’s real equity!

GEO Next Gen currently serves more than 200 9th and 10th grade students and more than 25% are already taking college level classes. Two students (pictured below) who participated in actually cutting the ribbon have already earned 18 college credits and are currently working to earn six more this semester–and they are only sophomores in high school.

Students today want to do so much more than traditional high school and at GEO’s schools, they do!

Sincerely,

Kevin Teasley
President
GEO Foundation

Aplica Ahora (2021-2022)

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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)

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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.