Gary Middle College is a GEO Academy, and the school’s mission is to provide an excellent education for all students.  The school expects each and every student to excel and achieve at their highest potential. Accordingly, the school also provides a workplace environment in which staff are able to excel and achieve at their highest potential in their professional careers. Learn more below about how we value our staff.

Gary Middle College values its employees at work and outside of work.  We provide a positive culture and collaborative work environment that is supportive of its staff.  We want our staff to grow professionally and provide multiple opportunities for professional development.  We offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees.


  • Employer sponsored medical, dental, and vision plans.
  • Employer sponsored life insurance policy for all full time employees.
  • Full time Employees may also choose to take advantage of supplemental insurance for short-term disability and/or additional life insurance.
  • Year round school staff are offered paid vacation time in their compensation package.
  • School staff who qualify participate in the Indiana state sponsored PERF and TERF retirement plans.  In addition, qualified staff may choose to participate in a 403B retirement plan sponsored by GEO Foundation.


Gary Middle College teachers and staff benefit from a non-traditional schedule as the school operates in the afternoon and evening, and staff hours are 12PM—8PM.

Student Loans

Gary Middle College is classified as a Title I school and therefore its employees may qualify for the government loan forgiveness programs for student loans.

Learn more about Teacher Loan Forgiveness.

Professional Development

At Gary Middle College, we believe in continuous improvement and development of the teaching craft.  The achievement gap in the United States is OUR problem, and we won’t stop working until all students have the opportunity to pursue and benefit from a quality education. We take responsibility for our students learning, and we support teachers at every step of the way.  Gary Middle College eligible teachers are offered the opportunity to attend Teach Like a Champion trainings with all expenses paid.

Are You Ready? Learn More – Earn More! Let’s Get Started!

Enrollment at Gary Middle College (East & West) is open to all students, no matter where you live.
We serve students from Gary and all around the area!

Both locations for Gary Middle College (East & West) operate Monday-Friday, from 8:00AM-8:00PM. Three shifts are offered to accommodate different schedules. You may choose which shift works for you. Part-Time Schedule with Full-Time Results!

Morning: 8 AM – 11 AM
Afternoon: 12 PM – 3 PM
Evening: 4 PM – 8 PM

Free child care for Gary Middle College students is available at an off-site location.
Students are responsible for dropping off and picking up their child from the facility.