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GARY | Joseph Harris stood in his cap and gown Saturday afternoon and hugged his father as tears streamed down both of their cheeks. "I'm going to the Army June 23," Harris said. "I'm not going to have much time with anyone before then." Harris was among the 30 graduates of 21st Century Charter School in Gary. His father, Jean Harris, said the teen held down two jobs while earning his diploma. "It was a rough journey," mother Joyce Harris said. "We stayed on him to make sure he got his education."

Cougar’s Den Pre-School, a program of 21st Century Charter School at Gary, in Gary, IN, is proud to announce it has earned a Level 3 rating—the highest rating it can currently earn, from Paths to Quality, a rating system that accredits pre-school and child care programs.

21C Anime Club Adventures!

on Tuesday, 02 June 2015
21C Anime Club Adventures!

Mr. Velasco, High School Government and AP History teacher in his second year of the Teach for America program, is highly involved with the 21st Century Charter School @ Gary Community. Next school year, Mr. Velasco will transition to a mentor teacher role at 21st Century Charter School at Gary.

Cozell and Damon Thomas sat on the bleachers in the 21st Century Charter School gym and joined the sea of applause for the school's 31 graduating seniors, including their daughter Devan. The Gary school called the May 14 event "signing day." It's a celebration because all 31 seniors in the Class of 2015 have been accepted to college, many with dual credits.

Copy of College Signing Day at 21st Century Charter School at Gary!


On Thursday, May 14, the 21st Century Charter School @ Gary and GEO Foundation community came together to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating Class of 2015 – where EVERY student will graduate from high school, and EVERY student will go on to college or the US Army!

The middle school and high school student body gathered on the bleachers of the 21c secondary school gym to celebrate the Class of 2015 with a pep rally and pledge-signing ceremony. The high school band, directed by Music Teacher Olympia Johnson, played several rousing numbers, including their version of the pop hit “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea, as the crowd danced and sang along. hen, the 21c dance team, decked in one-shoulder sequined blazers, performed a choreographed number. The Class of 2015 walked down a runway to thumping music before the crowd, flanked by smoke from a smoke machine, revealing beneath their graduation gowns a shirt bearing the emblem of the college they would attend in the Fall.

21st Century Charter School @ Gary students are rolling up their sleeves and helping out the community! One Saturday morning in early May, 21c students, parents, and teachers came out to lend a hand in the City of Garys annual community cleanup. The results of their hard work included sparkling sidewalks, a well-manicured playground, and even a wood installation built by our own Principal Chris Evans.

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