The New York Times and Sports Illustrated featured articles on Gary, Indiana this past week. The NYT article was about efforts to change the narrative of the Steel City, a city that has lost more than half its population and suffers from high unemployment and high crime. Standing in the shadows of the Chicago skyline, the media often call Gary the most miserable city in America.
THE GEO ACADEMIES MISSION is to EMPOWER students to ACCELERATE their academic pathways to ADVANCE their social mobility and ACHIEVE their career and life-long goals.
The GEO Academies Model
GEO's model is a student-centered, content-rich K-12 education model that provides a personalized and competency-based approach to learning necessary to close achievement gaps beginning in elementary schools, ensuring middle school students are on at least high school grade level by the summer before 9th grade, and ultimately preparing low-income students to begin college coursework on college campuses as early as 9th grade. By providing an accelerated pathway to college, beginning in kindergarten, GEO schools hope to break the cycle of poverty that is prevalent in the families and communities of the students we serve.
College & Career Rating
GEO Academies, powered by GEO Foundation, is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 focused on breaking the cycle of poverty by providing access to exceptional, non-traditional educational opportunities to all families. GEO Academies gets results that matter to our families, taxpayers, employers, and our nation as a whole. We eliminate high school dropout rates by making high school relevant to our students. We improve college-going rates by providing our students with a real college experience while in our high schools. [Read More...]
"It is absolutely incredible that this school has figured out exactly what the whole point of education is, which is preparing young people for a brighter future for an opportunity to actually go on and seize a better life."
Chris Meyer, CEO Baton Rouge Area Foundation
"Out of all the schools we have in Louisiana, GEO has done the best job with kids who need it the most. And for me, that is the most special thing...The main thing is educating children and GEO does that better than anybody for kids who need it the most."
Ken Campbell, CEO New Schools Baton Rouge
"We believe that if families have the option to choose what’s best for their student that kids going to grow up in college and career competitive rather than having to live the life that chose you. These kids will live the life that they choose and that’s what GEO represents."
Max Daigh Assistant Superintendent, Office of School Choice at Louisiana Department of Education
“All Roads Lead to College”