Principal Welcome


I am proud to welcome you to Gary Middle College on your journey to academic success.  Our goal is to support your efforts and help you start your path to a better future. Our staff is second to none in their dedication to ensuring your success. Child care, bus passes, and meals are just some of the things that are part of your support system here at Gary Middle College. Free tuition and fees at Ivy Tech Community College are part of our plan to ensure college and career readiness.

At GMC we believe in a team and family type environment and encourage our students to communicate with us on a regular basis. Doing so will allow all of us to work proactively in attempting to help assure your success with earning your Core-40 High School Diploma and Ivy Tech College credits.

I worked for Ivy Tech Community College for 19 years and I believe that college and career readiness is the key to a better future for you. At Ivy Tech I was the Director of K-12 Initiatives and my department managed the College Dual Credit Department. I am a lifelong resident of Northwest Indiana and was a member of The Region Works Council after being appointed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Thank you for choosing GMC to further your educational endeavors.  We are looking forward to an exciting, rewarding and successful school year.


Joe Arredondo

Gary Middle College


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.