Academic Curriculum

In 2017: The GEO Group awarded 2,615 High School Equivalency Diplomas (a 41% increase over 2016) and 7,814 Vocational certificates (a 2% increase over 2016).


The GEO learning model, developed in December 2015, was piloted at 15 sites in 2016, and implemented at U.S. Corrections facilities nationwide in 2017.

The learning model is designed around specific requirements of adult learners and encourages learning from mistakes. Learning environments are collaborative and utilize a problem-solving approach.

The GEO Learning Model includes:

  • Technology-driven learning labs equipped with SMART boards
  • Individualized education plans
  • Problem-based and collaborative learning opportunities