MLK Entered College at 15, Finished by 19

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.

As we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today for all the great things he did and stood for while on this earth, let us not forget that in 1944, at age 15 and as a junior in high school, he passed the entrance test and enrolled in Morehouse College. He earned a full bachelor’s degree from Morehouse by the time he was 19.

We remember Dr. King every day at all our schools. Many of our students enter college as early as their 9th grade year. Many graduate with full career certifications, associate degrees, and some earn a full bachelor’s too. Momentum is growing and many more will follow.

It is my hope that what Dr. King accomplished by the age of 19 in 1948 will become more common in our schools and schools across the country in the near future. This will be a great way to honor Dr. King and to carry on his legacy.

Sincerely,
Kevin Teasley
Founder & President
GEO Foundation
P.S. Above is a picture of several of our students at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Neat trip.

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.

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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.