21st Century Charter School in Gary, IN, is one of six schools in the entire state to have 100 percent of students graduate. (In fact, out of those six schools, two are charter schools!) This is no doubt a major accomplishment and a relief, as it has given another welcomed association with Gary, IN, other than a young Ron Howard singing in “The Music Man.”
An exceedingly high graduation rate epitomizes the mission of 21st Century, which states, “all roads lead to – and through – college.” Using a multifaceted approach for its nearly 90 percent low-income student population, 21st Century allows students to obtain college credit, engage in blended learning and participate in extracurriculars. Provided that Indiana continues on its current course of reform, more students will have a chance to access schools like 21st Century!