Gary Community Schools offer various academic programs and curricula to help ensure that every Gary child learns in the way that best suits them.

Special education, STEM, STEAM, high-ability and college and career preparatory are just some of the types of education that students and parents involved with Gary schools have from which to choose. In addition to these curricula, Gary Community Schools offer outside the classroom programs like literacy initiatives to provide assistance to students struggling with a specific subject matter. At GCSC, our staff and faculty work hard to make sure that every Gary student succeeds.


Academic Continuous Plan

High-Ability Program

Gary Community School Corporation recognizes that a high ability student is one who performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment. All students in Kindergarten, 2nd and 5th grade are given an assessment to gauge high ability potential. Students that qualify based on scores and other measures will be invited into the high ability program at our schools.

STEAM Program

In our district, we are thrilled to be embracing innovation and creativity with a STEAM curriculum. Under this comprehensive program, students are able to expand their creativity and embrace innovation. Our Bailly STEM Academy is the first school in Gary, IN to be state certified STEM program.


The Gary Community School Corporation provides students of all grade levels with challenging curricula to help keep Gary children academically competitive with those throughout the state of Indiana.

Special Education

The Gary Community School Corporation strives to provide a quality education for students of all abilities. The Special Education program at GCSC helps to educate students between the ages of two and 21 who may have disabilities but wish to learn in a traditional classroom with peers.


The Gary Community School Corporation consists of 9 schools that serve grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Each school offers a unique environment but all are committed to the development of their students.

Continuing Education

If you are looking to study for a high school equivalency exam, GCSC has partnered with WDS, Inc. housed inside our Gary Area Career Center. Some participants are able to finish as little as (3) days.
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Title 1 Part A

Title I is a federal program that provides supplemental resources to schools with high concentrations of students living in poverty, to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. The program was created in 1965 as a part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and in 2002, Title I was reauthorized as a part of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

Future Broadcasters of America

Future broadcast journalist can enroll in Broadcasting I and II at the Gary Career Center. Students that remain in the course for two years will earn a total of 6 high school credits. By taking two additional journalism credits at their local high school, they will have the opportunity to earn a Core 40 with Technical Honors Diploma.

McKinney-Vento Act

The McKinney-Vento act is for those in need of assistance in ensuring that each child of homeless individuals and each homeless youth has equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to every other student.

English Learners Program

The Gary Community School Corporation English Learner (EL) Program works collaboratively with families from many backgrounds so that all students can maximize potential.  We support language learners so that they are successful life long learners.