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Please help the Devyn Johnson Family!

on Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pikes Peak Prep lost a precious member of our 1st grade class, Devyn Johnson. Devyn was a sweet, caring, young boy with an infectious smile.

We would like to help the family with expenses at this time and have placed a donation box at the front desk reception area.

Please help us extend our heartfelt sympathy to Devyn’s family. Any donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

GARY U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos put Gary on the map in a big way Friday when she visited local charter schools, complimenting the students' education and the ability of parents to make a choice in their children's education.

DeVos visited Gary Middle College and 21st Century Charter School as part of her 2017 Rethink School Tour. DeVos concluded her tour in Missouri and Indiana Friday. Throughout the week, DeVos has highlighted the unique ways in which educators across the country are meeting the needs of individual students.

The two charter schools are operated by Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation. The foundation's CEO/founder Kevin Teasley, along with dignitaries, politicians and educators from across Northwest Indiana and the state, were on hand to greet DeVos and listen in on a panel discussion where several 21st Century Charter school students talked about the number of credits they have earned on the road to a associate and bachelor's degree.

A high school senior in Colorado Springs is accomplishing much more than the average traditional student.

Hes completed his first two years of college for free before graduating high school. He owes his academic success to his charter school thats paid for his college tuition.

Janet Nace, principal of Pikes Peak Prep in Colorado Springs, starts her day at 6:30 a.m. But she isn't just rolling out of bed at that time the school is already bustling with students.

At PPP, a K-12 public charter school with 319 students enrolled for the 2016-17 school year, students play educational games, work on homework and eat breakfast in the early morning hours before starting their school day in a two-atrium schoolhouse and several modulars that house their high school students.

Efficiency, longer class days and school years, and a focus on maximizing student learning resources are part of the environment teachers tailor to meet their students' needs.

"One of our cornerstones is individualized learning," Nace says. "We focus on teaching the whole child in a holistic way."

21st Century's Johnell Davis

on Thursday, 06 April 2017

GARY Rodney Williams and Ricky Haskins were talking about the starting lineup for their 21st Century boys basketball team right before sectionals began a couple weeks ago.
The subject of freshman guard Johnell Davis a fresh-faced 15-year-old came up. Haskins, an assistant coach, brought up the idea of not starting the lad and bringing him off the bench with all the looming postseason pressure.

Dual Credit Derelict

on Thursday, 06 April 2017

American high schools don't seem to be working in the real world. As a dad, I'm part of the problem. I remember what it was like when I went to high school, and now that I have kids in high school, I'm looking for something that resembles what I experienced. Im guessing Im not alone. But this approach is actually misguided.

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