A virtual tour of 21st Century Charter School's future Athletic Center
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.
Serving students K-8th grade, GEO Prep Mid-City takes a focused approach to education by prioritizing college preparedness. Principal Christina Kelly states they “start from the beginning by setting an expectation” to attend college. She highlights that college prep can start as early as kindergarten, “First, we tell students, we want them to matriculate from Kindergarten to eighth grade. Then, we do several activities with the high school.”
Two Indiana high school seniors were celebrated for major academic accomplishments on Thursday.
Both Abram Lewis and Khaya Njumpe will receive their bachelor's degrees before graduating high school. Two years ago, the two earned associate degrees from Ivy Tech Lake County.
Khaya Njumpe, 15, and Abram Lewis, 17, will finish high school with bachelor's degrees already in hand after completing their associate degrees two years ago.
For many people, middle and high school is a time of struggle, finding friends, and navigating classes. Imagine not navigating just high school, but college courses too, all on the way to getting a bachelor’s degree before the age of 21.
That’s the story of two kids from Gary. Both were in Indianapolis for high honors.
It is only the second week of the new year and we are off to the races.
Georgetown University researcher and policy director for FutureEd, the education reform arm of Georgetown, featured our Baton Rouge students who expect to earn full associate degrees in May BEFORE graduating from our high school in a column for The74, a nationally respected education reform newsletter. You can read her column here
TV Stations across the nation picked up the story of two 21st Century Charter School Teens to graduate high school with their bachelor's degree in May 2024 provided by CNN