GEO Is Changing the Education Landscape…Literally!

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 […]

GEO’s Indiana Students Shine at Statehouse

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 […]

MLK Entered College at 15, Finished by 19

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 […]

21st Century Charter Logs 88.9% College and Career Readiness Rating

In recent months, several studies have been conducted on funding disparities between traditional public schools and public charter schools. Most focus on the “average” disparity between the schools. Look a little deeper and you will find the inequity to be much bigger in Gary, Indiana. Using numbers provided by the Indiana Department of Education, Gary […]

High Flyers in Gary? Where Are They Now?

On December 30, 2018, the Chicago Tribune ran an article(click that link) titled, “High Flyers seek College Degrees While in High School.” The picture from the article is above and features Erin Lewis, Shania McDonald, Kyleah Martin, Lillian Santana and Abram Lewis. Well, where are they in terms of meeting their goal of earning college […]

October 6, 2020 Launches GEO Next Generation High School Baton Rouge

Please plan to join us on October 6 at 10 a.m. for our ribbon cutting ceremony to open Baton Rouge’s newest high school, GEO Next Generation High School of Baton Rouge. Mayor Sharon Weston Broome will be with us to cut the ribbon. GEO Next Generation High School is a very different high school in […]

Fox 59 – New high school opens in Indy’s east side

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 / 06:23 PM EDT / Updated: Aug 6, 2020 / 06:23 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS — A new school on Indy’s east side is helping area high school students earn a high school diploma while earning college credits. GEO Next Generation High School is a public charter school that is working to […]

GEO Students Jump The Achievement Gap

Dear Friends, You are probably aware of the “achievement gap” most educators and policymakers discuss when addressing the challenges inner-city schools face. It is real. Many low-income and minority students arrive at schools 2-3 years below grade level and schools are tasked with the challenge of closing that achievement gap in short order. Schools attack […]